There is only a small area of water compared to many sites, so no massive duck numbers, but I was very pleased when Chris Wiltshier spotted a Black-tailed Godwit. We also had single Dunlin, Common Sandpiper and Snipe. Five little Grebes were also present.
The online survey form thinks that eight Yellow-legged Gulls is a big number - not sure what it would think about the numbers present in mid-summer?
A few more Great Black-backed and Common Gulls were present today and a couple of the big boys posed for the camera.
No rare or scarce gulls today, but I did scratch my head trying to work out what the gull below is. I presume it is just a non-typical 2 CY LBB Gull, but it doesn't look like any of the others I saw of a similar age today. You have to accept that most of the unusual ones are part of the normal variation and move on. I would, however, be interested to know what anyone else thinks.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull?|
|2CY LBB Gull?|