Monthly Archives: January 2012

Whitefront ID focus

Old muckka Andy Robinson sent some photos of Whitefronts he took recently on Teeside. They show well the pink bills in European birds, and the orangey beaks of Greenland birds. Note the juvenile Greenland with the adult Europeans. Also one of … Continue reading

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The day the sun shone

Where to start? A first winter Ring billed Gull at Barvas was new in, while Whitefronts continued to play hide and seek. 30 Europeans were between Brue and Arnol, while 23 Greenlands were at the latter site. 2 Iceland Gulls … Continue reading

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Meeting of White-fronts

The Arnol area of Lewis is a traditional Greenland White-fronts wintering quarter. Today I located 22 birds there in their usual field. Where they get to the rest of the winter is pretty much anyones guess. But though I was … Continue reading

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Blizzard chat

So what has been been going on with white winged gulls this last few days? Well an unprecedented influx that’s what. Shetland and the Faroes are loaded, and Stornoway in particular has got in on the act with c.70 birds, … Continue reading

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Stornoway white gull gallery – January 19th 2012

This is Thursdays gallery On Friday there were 63 between Goat Island and Stornoway Harbour, plus 12 out on Point (inc 3 on the Braighe), 2 Tolsta, 1 Coll, 2 Barvas, 2 Newmarket. Glaucous gulls at Braigh and Stornoway Harbour. … Continue reading

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Stornoway white gulls gallery – January 18th 2012

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Bonaparte’s Gull on Isle of Lewis

A spin around today was always going to produce more Iceland gulls – more on them later – but a surprise was a first year Bonaparte’s Gull at Loch Brannahuie just to the east of Stornoway Airport. Also two juvenile … Continue reading

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