Monthly Archives: February 2012

That Dunbeg Gull again – thumbs up for Thayers?

Jim Dickson from Argyll has asked me to spread the word on feedback he has had from Steve Hampton in the USA re the Argyll ‘Thayers’ Gull. Steve is a leading light on the ID of this taxa, so certainly … Continue reading

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Going up

New UK site record for Iceland Gulls was set today – on a walk to the Post Office – admittedly a bit of a long detour walk, but hey some things have got to be done. 79 tallied. Birds often … Continue reading

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Caffeine

That what was on my mind. It had been a long morning slugging at the keyboard and I needed a boost. Drifting towards the lunchtime kettle I looked out the window and saw a gaggle of geese land in the … Continue reading

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Marine message

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An icy feeling

Still 39 ‘Iceland’ Gulls in the harbour area today in Stornoway. Many of the younger birds are bleaching out fast, but it was good to be able to get some of the adult-types. Shetland has a site record of 50 … Continue reading

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Jumping Jackdaws – updated!

A trip to Ness requires a few stops en-route to bird. Hey, that’s my job. A look at the old Borve Snowy Owl hangout drew a blank, but a line of crows on a far off wire looked as if … Continue reading

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Sorting out the harbour bread scoffers

If you want to try and sort your Iceland from your Kumlien’s give this whirl: http://www.tertial.us/gulls/tkg.htm

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