Monthly Archives: January 2012

Iceland Gull and its dark mark

Stubber’s Green, West Midlands 30.1.12 Went back to look for the candidate American Herring Gull. No luck, but great views of the Iceland Gull, reckoned to be a 4th winter (a returning bird) by the keenest local birders. That’s in spite of its brownish marking … Continue reading

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Iceland and Caspian Gulls- together

Nice combo! On the shoreline at Stubbers Green. Preening 3rd winter Iceland Gull (left) and adult Caspian Gull just along shoreline to its right. Not sure I have seen that before. and the 3 adult Caspian Gulls Here photos of the 3 different adults in the … Continue reading

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is it one or not?

American Herring Gull that is… I will be back tomorrow for another look. I saw this 1st winter ‘Herring-type’ gull this afternoon at Stubber’s Green, West Midlands. I have seen a  fair few young argentatus Herring Gulls that made a good effort with … Continue reading

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Wood Duck friends

In the news I see the North American Wood Duck is in the news again with a male out in the wilds of western Ireland. Highly likely that some reach Britain and Ireland from N. America for a bunch of reasons. Watching a few … Continue reading

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nearly grown up Iceland Gull

Stubbers Green, 27th Jan 2012 Another great couple of hours spent at this prime urban gulling sight. Enjoyed meeting Kevin Clements as we watched the returning Iceland Gull (now in its 3rd or 4th winter??) fly in. Meanwhile 2 adult Caspian Gulls performed … Continue reading

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2 Caspians + baby Yellow-legged

Stubber’s Green 26th  Jan 2012 I was nearly tempted to claim 3 adult Caspian Gulls today. I was at the urban gull mecca of Stubber’s Green in the West Midlands. Cold but good! I managed to dig out at least 2 adult Caspian Gulls, a lovely advanced moult Yellow-legged Gull (1st … Continue reading

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Arctic GullFest, April 2012: The Programme

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Eastern Lesser Whitethroat

Fenton Park, Stoke Thanks to Nick and Martyn on Twitter (amazing thing this Social Networking), found my way to Fenton Park. Asked gardener Andrew Finch for directions. Turns out he knew his birds and took me to the spot and bingo, up popped the bird. After … Continue reading

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Join the Party!

Arctic Norway –  April 2012 I am booked and ready to go… What promises to be a highlight of the coming year! I will be leading a ‘Gullfest’ in Varanger in April 2012 in association with Tormod A. and Destination Varanger. My flights are booked for 11th – … Continue reading

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