Sunday, 9 February 2014


Another uneventful visit to Wanstead Flats - spring can't come soon enough!

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.

Colour-ring, Gulls, ringing
Yellow ring - 2ALP
Colour-ring, Gulls, ringing
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..!

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