Topsham - LRP and Gulls

Nothing to add to Keith's post re Bowling Green Marsh but here's a photo of the one remaining Little Ringed Plover. After three attempts I managed to catch it in the open and without the sun behind it.

My usual afternoon visit to the Recreation Ground produced half a dozen dark Lesser Black-backed Gulls. They've been around (or passing through) for a month or so, this time I managed to get one to stand next to one of our resident graellsii. This one certainly looks dark enough to be an intermedius but I guess without some leg plastic it's impossible to be certain.

Little Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover

probable Scandinavian Lesser Black-backed Gull
probable Scandinavian Lesser Black-backed Gull

Posted April 1st, 2013 at 5:26 pm by Tim Worfolk in Bird News