Ivory gull, Patrington Haven. 16/12/2013

 

Twitch. Over the river in E Yorks.

08.00 Weekly shop at Aldi.

09.30 Check birdguides. Yessss, Ivory gull still there.

09.33 Dump shopping in kitchen, dump birding gear in car.

09.40 Depart G town and step on the gas

11.10 Slow down slightly over the bridge.

11.45 Arrive.

12.10 Approach stakeout.

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12.15 First glimpse of distant white speck c.2 km away on shore.

12.26 Distant white speck flies a bit closer, looking whiter than Santa’s beard, unmistakably an Ivory.

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13.15 Still distant, but good views through the scope, darker bits of plumage noted.

13.25 Got a couple of digi-scoped shots.

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P106086414.00 Depart.

14.55 Slow down again for bridge.

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16.30 Back home in time for tea. A beer or two later, methinks.

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Ivory gull, Patrington Haven. 16/12/2013

  1. Nice one Dave , glad you saw it mate ! It’s only a matter of time until it finds Grimsby fish docks or the remains of Donna seal colony šŸ™‚

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