Friday, 28 October 2016

Redcar Tarn

Friday 28th October p.m.
 A trip this afternoon up to Redcar Tarn where it was cloudy with a temperature of 12°C but feeling much colder with a strong wind blowing.We started off over the road seeing c50 Lapwings and in a field further back c100 Canadas with five Greylags.We had a walk round the Tarn seeing one Goosander on the island and just four Tufteds, twelve Muscovys along with the usual Mallards,Coots and Moorhens.
 Then we started to have a look through the c100 Gulls the majority of which were Black-headed with ten Commons, five LBBs and one Herring Gull.These were at different ages which means their feathers are different as are their bills so we attempt to show some of the differences in the pictures below.We still find this a difficult process particularly with the larger Gulls which can have sub species thrown in just to add to the confusion, so if we have some wrong please feel free to put us right.
Herring Gull



Muscovy Ducks

Adult BH Gull

BH Gull 1st Winter

BH Gulls 1st Winter & Adult

Odd ball White BH Gull

Adult Common Gull

1st Winter Common Gull

BH Gull with Common Gull behind, 1st Winter birds

Juvenile LBB Gull

2nd WinterLBB Gull

3rd Winter LBB Gull

Darker than normal head

Herring Gull

Redcar Tarn 28/10/2016

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