I gave up exploring a windswept Flats and instead spent a couple of hours sifting through the large number of gulls, which are currently making the most of the lack of football being played on the waterlogged pitches. I tried my hardest to pull a Med or even a Yellow-legged Gull out the bag, but nothing! The best I could muster was a couple of colour-ringed Black-headed Gulls and even those two birds were ringed just down the road by the North Thames Gull Group - hardly noteworthy.
|Yellow ring - 2ALP|
|Yellow ring - 2ASN|
I have a small blogging milestone coming up - this scintillating blogpost was my 99th.
So after serving up a couple of somewhat underwhelming posts recently (garden birds, condiments and BHG's) lets hope my 100th post is a little more enthralling. I only have myself to blame for the lack of decent images and writing material - I really need to get out further a field a bit more (there's always a good excuse at the moment not to). At least I know I have a couple of quality trips planned later in the year - with a spring visit to the Isle of Skye and then my first autumn visit to Shetland, which hopefully (favourable wind-direction and weather), should give me plenty of material to blog about..!