Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Scaup, Ferry Meadows
© Mike Weedon
Moulting first-winter drake still present on Gunwade Lake (with Pochards), 21.1.09
Saturday, January 17, 2009
European White-fronted Geese, Deeping Lakes LWT
© Mike WeedonThese shots show part of a flock of 16 (roughly half and half adults and juveniles) found on 17.1.09
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Pink-footed Geese at Baston & Langtoft Pits
© Josh Jones
Four birds, which have been wintering in the Langtoft area since mid-December at least.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Whooper Swans at Ferry Meadows
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Glaucous Gull At Dogsthorpe Tip
© Mike WeedonThis bird was the first white-winged gull we have had locally this winter. It was at the tip on 11.1.09. It can be aged as a second-winter by its generally pale, blotchy plumage, pink bill with darker tip and its pale iris. Iceland Gulls are smaller and gentler looking, with much smaller (generally darker) bill and long wings.
Caspian Gull at Dogsthorpe Tip
(c) Josh Jones
A very smart first-winter present on Friday 9th; phonescoped.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
first-winter argentatus-type Herring Gull
juvenile argentatus Herring Gull
adult Yellow-legged Gull
© Josh Jones
Plenty of gulls around at the moment, though currently a case of quality rather than quantity. Lots of these dark argentatus-type Herrings about this winter, presumably they have come from somewhere a bit further north than here.