Saturday, 6 April 2013

Bonby, 1st and 3rd April 2013

A much better few days in Lincs was still devoid of summer migrants but the continuing easterly wind seemed to be dissuading the gulls from leaving, and a remarkable 4,500 smalls were still feeding on the wolds and loafing on the carrs. The first look produced a mucky-faced 2cy (female?) Caspian Gull amongst the hordes.

There were also plenty of Meds, with 3 on Monday (adult, 2cy and white-ringed 4cy 35L6 with black marks in the outer primaries), and 5 on Wednesday (same as above along with a pair of adults, one of which was green-ringed but code not read). A very brief 2cy Iceland on Wednesday may well have been the bird from February.

Back on home turf it was hard to find anything amongst the gulls at Candles on 4th except for a dinky presumed intermedius.

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