Sunday, 18 August 2013

Yellow-leg conundrum

Quick trip out to Little Marlow today with Judith. Main target was yellow-leg gull, with possibility of a wader or two. Pretty quiet when we got there, only a few large gulls mooching about. Lots of black-headed gulls and nice numbers of lapwings though. Also a few of the resident (?) Eygptian geese hanging about. No waders though.
Most of the large gulls were sitting down in the grass, and my id skills aren't up to 1y michahellis. Finally got one adult though, standing in shallow water, and in close proximity to both argentatus and fuscus for comparison. Nice yellow legs, mantle in-between the other two in colour. Happy with that and it makes 2 year list ticks in two days now i'm back in the UK!!