Thursday, 17 January 2013

Candles, 14th and 17th Jan 2013

After what felt like an age, managed to get a few hours at the tip again on Monday 14th, in the snow and rain. The balance seems to have swung back in favour of LBBs again, and as well as 5 michs, a distinctive colour combination behind a distant fence proved to be a 2cy Caspian Gull, and the pale-billed bird seen by Dawn and Pete on 27th and 28th December! Where's it been in the interim, as although I've not been looking, others have. Distance unfortunately means it's videograbs or bust...
A planned lengthy session the next day was cancelled due to the arrival of chickenpox in the house, but an hour or two as the snow started to trickle down on 17th turned up a different 2cy Caspian Gull in the field just down the lane from the tip. This was the same as that seen briefly by KW at Priorslee on 12th (the one out of three that actually was one). First-winter number 3 for the tip within four weeks!

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