7th in the area
Yesterday (23rd Jan 2013) Tormod and I jammed a first winter Caspian Gull, on factory roofs by R. Don at Neepsend. This was a new bird for him so special moment. It was also the 7th record in this area since early Dec. 2012 and had been seen and photographed the day before by Dave Wood. Present again today (24.1.13)
We went on later that evening to the impressive Arts Tower of Sheffield University for our tour date with the Sheffield Bird Study Group. Thanks very much indeed to Dave W., Roy T. , Richard H. et. al. for very enjoyable, well organised evening, and no heckling from the locals ; )
Off to Barnsley tonight. Old Moor RSPB reserve is the venue.
Managed a nice bit of video which shows pooping, yawning and some preening revealing various wing and tail features. Take a look: