Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Local birding - 10th & 11th Dec 2007.

10th Dec: The 1stw Glaucous Gull came into roost at Fishmoor Res at 16:10, seemingly plummeting from the sky only to land out of sight on the roof. Fortunately the Gulls were spooked shortly after and it then flew to the water just before darkness fell.

11th Dec: Having turned down the opportunity of a lift to the Burniston Desert Wheatear, I spent from mid-morning birding locally. A fifteen minute scan of Clowbridge Reservoir revealed no sign of the Great Northern Diver. Seven Goldeneye and 5 Goosander were noted. The 1stw Glaucous Gull wasn't located at Fishmoor Res in the evening, and 30 minute (IE brief) checks of both Withnell Landfill Site and Whinney Hill Tip mid morning also drew a blank. Only the next couple of nights will reveal whether this bird has actually moved on. Just the beautiful regular adult Med Gull (above) of any note in the roost.