Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Wednesday 25th December

The Bonaparte's Gull was feeding offshore early afternoon with two Velvet Scoter, single Great Northern and Red-throated Diver, 40+ Wigeon and 15 Common Scoter. Elsewhere an Avocet was off Cockwood with a Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe also in the estuary.

Ringing News: Great Black-backed Gull JA700 was recorded on site for the 19th time yesterday. It was ringed as a chick at Odd, Mandal, Vest-Agder, Norway in July 2008, and has also been noted in Essex in May 2010, back in Norway in May 2012,  Kent in August 2012 and was first seen here in September 2012 before wintering on site. It returned for another winter this September.

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