Perhaps it's fitting that by chance my 100th blog post should concern my favourite locally occurring bird, the Mediterranean Gull. After a almost three weeks of my being unable to get out again because of family commitment Jon and I paid a fleeting glimpse to Radipole Lake this afternoon. There was just enough time for a scan of the gulls in the car park. This yielded two colour-ringed birds. These may well have been reported already, but I have sent the details off to Belgium anyway.
|'E592' black on white, at Radipole today.|
|'580' white on green, at Radipole today.|
It's interesting to report that the red-colour ringed Med Gull. I photographed at Ferrybridge back in August, comes from Serbia. The bird 'YAA2' has been spotted several times locally... over several years!
|'YAA2' from Serbia, at Ferrybridge, Portland, back in August.|