Friday, 18 February 2011

Otter Estuary

The following birds were present on and around the Otter Estuary late this afternoon;

2 Water Rails
First-winter Yellow-legged Gull

and two of Matthew Knott's gulls from last Friday:

leucistic Black-headed Gull ( I can see all sorts of birds being claimed from this individual - groan!)
putative first-winter Scandinavian Herring Gull

The latter bird was stood in the second field up from the cricket pitch and was huge, dwarfing a first-winter argenteus stood alongside!