Sunday, 31 July 2016

New generation Czech?

Heysham Obs
A red-darvic-ringed juvenile Mediterranean Gull expertly read by Pete Crooks this morning is almost certainly of Czech origin.  Hopefully it will be soon joined by our returning 12 year old Czech bird which first appeared as a juvenile in 2003 and was last seen as usual at the back end of February this year

Outfalls/Red Nab near high tide
Med Gull - 3 x juv, 2 x ad, 1 x 2CY
Whimbrel - 11

Nothing yet from the ringers on Middleton but a juv Lesser Redpoll of notable local breeding origin was retrapped