Category Archives: Gulls

Mediterranean Gull – a new breeding species for Northants

A new species is added to the list of birds breeding in Northamptonshire as Mediterranean Gulls nest for the first time at Stanwick Gravel Pits Mediterranean Gulls have been appearing with increasing frequency among Black-headed Gulls breeding in the Nene … Continue reading

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Behind DIRFT 3

Where Birding meets Logistics If you have a sense of adventure, a pioneering spirit and you are willing to risk being hit by an HGV, while getting covered in mud, then read on … The busy A5, just north of … Continue reading

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A particularly tricky white-winged gull: revisited

Revisited, reassessed and … right first time! After convincing myself to go against my gut feel and better judgement, it would appear I was wrong in my post-observation photo-based identification assessment of the white-winged 4th winter gull at Rushton last … Continue reading

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A particularly tricky white-winged gull

This morning I paid my usual weekly visit to Rushton Landfill. In recent weeks it has been pulling in up to 4,000 gulls, including several Caspians, and the chances of finding either Glaucous or Iceland has been on the cards … Continue reading

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It’s official: Azorean Gull now on the Northamptonshire List

Azorean Gull, Azorean Yellow-legged Gull, Azores Gull – call it what you like but, following its acceptance by the BOU on to the British List earlier this year, Larus michahellis atlantis – currently considered to be a distinctive taxon – … Continue reading

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Yellow-legged and Caspian Gull Identification Workshop

Gull aficionado Martin Elliott will be back on a one-time visit to Stanwick on 29th September to run a special Yellow-legged and Caspian Gull ID masterclass. Don’t miss it …        

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Stanwick Caspian Gull does Dunge!

Remember this juvenile Caspian Gull at Stanwick in September? Steve Fisher, the observer, has just had the news back on its origin. Its red ring, numbered 85P5, indicates it was ringed as a nestling in a Caspian Gull colony at … Continue reading

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