18.07.12. Birdlog.

18.07.12. Birdlog.

Highlight was an adult Yellow-legged Gull at the pre-roost on No 6 tank. A 1st summer Mediterranean Gull with 700 Black-headed and an assortment of Common and Lesser-Black backed Gulls.

Yellow-legged Gull (in situ), No 6 tank. Image by WSM

Same gull, same tank, different photographer. Image by Ian Igglesden.

5 Whimbrel dropped in briefly and 400 Curlew gathered together to roost on the tank. 50 Dunlin joined the post breeding flocks of Lapwings. Small numbers of Black-tailed Godwits had an ‘after the party feel’ about them.

Whinchat, No 5 tank, Image by Ian Igglesden

An adult and juvenile Whinchat on No 5 tank beggars the question how local are these birds?

Observers: Ian Igglesden and WSM.

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