Friday, 4 February 2011

Iceland Re-found

The only notable event of a couple of hours around Newbiggin this morning was the reappearance (originally found by Jimmy Steele) after 19 days of the adult Iceland Gull at the Spital Burn outfall about 1km south of Church Point. With a calm-ish sea this morning and a lull in the gusty southwesterly it was pretty easy to pick out amongst the Herring Gulls and Fulmars.
An adult Mediterranean Gull in the north bay was the only other remotely scarce-ish bird, though Blackbird, Chaffinch and Dunnock were stunning patch year ticks considering the ongoing passerine drought.

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