Friday, February 22, 2008

Local birding: Iceland Gull - Fishmoor Res, Lancs - 22nd Feb 2008.

Very windy conditions for the third consecutive day at the Fishmoor Reservoir roost really hampered viewing. The 2ndw Iceland came into pre-roost on the water at c16:55 for a few minutes before flying onto the roosting roof where it remained in view for 15 minutes until a lot of birds were spooked and it took flight with no further sign both on the roof and the water until dusk so I can only assume it relanded unseen out of sight on the roof. An adw Med Gull was also seen on the roof briefly. I think the Iceland is most likely feeding at Whinney Hill Tip during the day.