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Saturday, December 10, 2011

10th December

At first it looked as if yesterday was going to be a one day.

1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Siskin and then 1 Lesser Redpoll, luckily for the latter it met up with two others that were feeding again in Silver Birch trees by the bank in area 36.

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Lesser Redpoll with what appears like a pale crown

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Apart from these there was little else of note, the rail still being hard to see.

Today was again quiet so here are a few gulls to look at.

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Even though this Common Gull has a prominent ring on its bill, don’t be fooled into thinking that it is a Ring-billed Gull.

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Adult Common Gull (above) and 2nd winter(below)

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Argentatus Herring Gull

Argentatus Herring Gull (northern European race) larger and different primary pattern. 1st winter Herring Gull (below)

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Standing on the edge of the lake in area 9 often produces good views of Stock Doves in flight as they fly between the islands.

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