Wednesday 13th March: Avocets & Med. Gull

Firstly I have to report the ignominy of having got my own Mystery Bird Quiz wrong! As you'll probably have seen from the comments under yesterday's post the bird was in fact a sleeping Snipe after all and not the Woodcock that I had thought it was. It's a learning experience!

Anyway, on to today where fortunately the ice has all gone from the floods. Two of the AVOCET are still with us along with five REDSHANK and five DUNLIN and a handful of Golden Plover. As it was actually rather sunny the gull roost was a very modest affair with an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL (picked out by "Two Eyes" on the opposite side of the floods from myself) the pick of the bunch. There were very few large gulls about at all and no sign of Gary (who incidentally was reported at Calvert yesterday evening).

The Med Gull (c) Badger

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