Thursday, 20 November 2008


Went to Moss Side this morning and attempted to find the first white-winged gull of the winter on Birchwood Pool (the No.1 site for gull viewing in the North West of England) billions of gulls but no whities.

One of the 2nd winter Herrings carried a blue plastic ring with BMP in orange on its left leg and a metal ring on its right, wonder where thats come from?
Well quess where? ringed at Gloucester Landfill by 7 Ringing Group a year ago(home of the Glaucous-winged Gull noless) so who knows what else could be up on Arpley Tip??? heard it here first folks.

From the 'Little House on the Prairie' looking over the flooded field by Eastern Reedbed one wintering Green Sandpiper. Loads of ducks but no sign as per usual of the apparently in residence Bittern.

Eastern reedbed looking east from the 'Little House', haunt of last springs Cettis Warbler.

Mr Pete Wheeler had been sat there for 3.5 hours! waiting for Bob the Bittern to show, what dedication all in the name of photography....rather him than me what.

Moss Side YL 107

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