Friday, 1 September 2017

Yellow-legged Gull HD429

The scheme that colour-ringed the juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (HD429) I saw on the River Adur opposite Shoreham Airport on 27 July and 23 August have reported back. It was ringed prior to fledgling on 3 May at Neuenburger See (Lake Neuchatel), western Switzerland, approximately 750 km SE of Shoreham and directly to the west of Bern. Tony Benton also saw it on 1 August and it could well still be around and visiting the low-tide roost intermittently.
HD429 on 27 July
HD429 on 23 August
HD429's birth certificate/passport
01 September 2017. A walk around Cissbury with Megan and Cookie was rather quiet although a Redstart and 3 Spotted Flycatchers just about made it worth while. Otherwise just single Swallow and House Martin, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers and a Raven heard. Cookie started her holiday in Hove.
Spotted Flycatcher at Cissbury, one of three seen
30 August 2017. An early visit to Mill Hill with Cookie was very quiet with 14 Swallows over and just single Garden Warbler and Blackcap in the bushes.
Rampion platforms from Mill Hill
Garden Warbler at Mill Hill

looking west from Mill Hill
29 August 2017. A Wheatear on Southwick Beach on my way to work and two there on my return although the beach isn't so easy to view while cycling these days and others were probably missed.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Richard,

    we do not know each other but will like to have more of your impressions about Andy Field, whom you met in Rancho Grande back in 1983 (I just read your brief comment about him in your "13-20 February 1983. Henri Pittier." section on this blog.)

    Could you email me?


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