Walking east along the Thames path, all I seemed to be getting was a face full of snow. Upwards of a thousand Black-headed Gulls, the odd Oystercatcher and Curlew and a couple of Black-tailed Godwits, but that was it. Hundreds of Teal and Gadwall were squabbling away at the incinerator outfall as I headed towards the paddocks, where I was greeted by this sorry looking chap: -
|1st-summer male Northern Wheatear, Crossness 23rd March 2013|
|adult Mediterranean Gull, Crossness 23rd March 2013|
Walking back along the Thames with Mike, I heard the familiar call of a Mediterranean Gull over the river and it was only a matter of seconds before a couple (presumably a pair) did a neat fly by before heading off downriver. After that, with optics and clothes sodden, enough was enough and it was back to the warmth of home for the evening.
Thanks for yesterday; and particularly for pointing out the Mediterranean Gulls ~ Mike .....ReplyDelete
No problem at all Mike. Very pleasant company and good to see you again. I am back home, just thawing out (even colder today!) having seen an adult Little Gull and 2 Common Scoters flying along the river from the golf centre earlier this afternoon. All the best RichReplyDelete