Theres a adult Bonaparte's gull in our area this evening. First spotted in Shorts ploughed field( opp. Whitburn lodge) by the time I got there it had done a one, so didn't put the word out. But got a call whilst here to let me know it was refound off Whitburn steel.....Thankfully the bird was still there and showed well when I got there. By this time on a Friday evening it was far too late to pass the info. on. Dare say there will be a mass search going on tomorrow and rightly so! Couple of quickly sorted shots.-cracking bird!
Originally posted by jasonI think it was a bogey bird for both of us Steve! I'm glad I've finally caught up with one, and even more glad at how close it was!
Well thats what I thought also last year when a bons. gull showed a few times in our area... I must have looked at every BH gull along the stretch of coastline at least 3 times! mind this did kick up a few Med. gulls on this search.. On the subject of Med.gulls the regular Marsden car park bird hasn't showed up yet to the best of my knowledge, one or two have been seen around the area but not this one.( Bill colours/pattern not right).
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Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:27 pm
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Thanks for the help lads I thought it was green but wasn't sure. Well done with the Bonapartes Gull. One thing that always amazes me about Birdwatching is how people can find one particular Gull from the other 50000000 million along a stretch of 10 mile coastline
Originally posted by Paul DanThanks for the help lads I thought it was green but wasn't sure. Well done with the Bonapartes Gull. One thing that always amazes me about Birdwatching is how people can find one particular Gull from the other 50000000 million along a stretch of 10 mile coastline
Ya not wrong there Paul, the finder picked the bird up whilst waiting for his car to be MOTed and cooling off with the cost.( he'll fill you in more when you see him next.)
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Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:40 am
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1 Redshank in Trow this morning and 12 Oystercatchers on the Leas yesterday afternoon. Still quite a few Sand Martins patrolling up and down the Leas especially the Marsden end where they come and dance around your feet as you walk stirring up flies.