Wednesday, 22 February 2012

21st and 22nd February

There was nothing to report on the 21st, but a slightly brighter day on the 22nd revealed some new birds at least. A Short-eared Owl near Ancum Loch was a new species for the year, and 3 Pochards had arrived on Gretchen Loch. The female Scaup made another reappearance, a Glaucous Gull was still near the observatory and, most surprisingly, the unusually dark Iceland Gull last seen on the 6th turned up again near Westness.

Iceland Gull, although still showing some similarities to a Kumlien's Gull.

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