Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Med Gulls are back in town!

The last week or two has seen Med Gull numbers soar with lots of the regulars starting to show up. A scan through a flock of Med Gull will always reveal several colour rings which allows individuals to be indentified. Radipole is a great place to read rings as you can just sit in your car, scan the car park and read away. The only downside is the occasion pratt who decides to walk straight through the flock...

It was nice to see this fella back yesterday. I saw this gull as a juv when I started working at Radipole Lake and I’ve caught up with it every year since.

Plenty of others around but for some reason a lot of birds were starring at the car park?!

It goes without saying that all the rings are reported into their respective owners.

Gulls are pretty much the main attraction at Radipole at the moment except for this drake Garganey which Dave Chown found on Monday. It was still about yesterday afternoon when I eventually decided to trawl through the Teal. It doesn’t come very close and when I did it soon few off again!

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