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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

20th Jul 2016: Yellow-legged Gulls

Things are starting to look up. There has been enough interesting things this week to enable me to do a mid-week update. To be honest I meant to do a post on Monday but work is so busy I completely forgot!

Steve Holliday had an adult Yellow-legged Gull on Monday morning. It flew off to the west. This is the time birds will really start coming in from the continent and we may see birds passing through but last year it was only when Lesser Black-backed Gulls started roosting in larger numbers that we regularly saw the Yellow-legs.

Tuesday John had an Oystercatcher at the reservoir and this morning Steve had a Lapwing briefly. So more waders are on the move. Steve saw another Yellow-legged Gull this evening too. So it may be worth watching the reservoir for birds moving through or coming in to bath.

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