Friday, 10 August 2018

Update From Shawell

July was a good month with lots of colour-rings read. Pride of place goes to a juvenile Mediterranean Gull which had a yellow colour-ring with the code AYKL. It was ringed on the 18 June 2018 at Rehbach Gravel Pit, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany.

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull AYKL - Photo by J├╝rgen Steudtner
A few juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls were seen around the pool in the sandpit off Gibbet Lane, but it hasn't been a classic year for juv YLGs. Maybe more around the tip, but I can't get a good view of that at present.

On August 1st a monster juvenile Caspian Gull was at the sandpit. I had forgotten my scope adapter, but I managed to get a flight shot of it, as it flew away.


The pool down in the sandpit is attracting in waders, so far in July and Augustwe have had five Black-tailed Godwits, up to six Green Sandpipers, five Common Sandpipers and one each of Sanderling and Dunlin plus a few Oystercatchers and Redshanks.

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