Monday 25 January 2016

An American Gull onto the List

Saturday 23rd January Strong SW 13C cloudy then rain

Out towards Sancreed, I arrive there expecting to see lots of gulls in the fields around Trennack farm. There are none. A few herring gulls fly over. I wait.
10:30am a lone gull flies around and lands briefly, very briefly. Then takes off to fly around and land briefly once more. Hence I get pretty poor views of the 1st winter ring-billed gull, an American gull looking rather lost despite the fact that it has been coming to these same fields for a number of days.
The day, which had been rather blowy and dry, descends into one of rain and fog. I decide to bird any copse or woodland on the way back to Penzance instead of spending the day searching for chough around St Just and Land's End.

The Green Year list now stands at 139, fifteen ahead of where I was at this time last year.

6.87 miles 564 feet elevation up 578 feet elevation down

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