Monday, November 23, 2015

Kittiwake (deceased)

This adult winter Kittiwake was freshly dead on the shore of Gunwade Lake, Ferry Meadows CP on Friday 20th November. It was a calm sunny day after a windy few days which had blown plenty of seabirds to inland waterbodies. I have only ever seen two living Kittiwakes in the Peterborough area, so this was a scarce find for me, as well as a sad one...
Note the clean yellow bill; grey nape; limited black on wingtips with very small white spots; short, square to slightly concave tail tip. ALso the legs and feet were nearly black.

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