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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Ross's Gull

Still present today feeding with the gull flock west of the Jackstones pier, Aberavon at 0920 at least. Also 2ad and 3 1st winter Little Gull, 2 Shelduck, guillemot, ad wp Med Gull and a rather lonely escaped Snow Goose on the beach [which in fact, which was quite rightly pointed out a white fat hybrid  blob - MHn]. Weather was horrendous in a near gale force wind blowing from the docks direction, managed to tuck myself into the jackstones out of the wind much to the amusement of visiting birders.


David Gilmore said...

Not seen between 10.30 - 14.00 despite searching. At least 7 different Little Gulls present. 2 male Goosander on river. 2 ad Meds. Lots Kittiwakes. 1 sand blasted car and optics.
The only thing that showed really well today was a sit-down at a well known fast food establishment. [per Fat & Fatter]

David Carrington said...

Two first winter little gulls and a second winter bird just after I saw you but no Ross's. Those two birders lost it soon after you showed it to them. Four purple sands were today's highlight.