This 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull was a nice find amongst the increasing numbers of Common Gulls roosting on the football pitches on Wanstead Flats, and was the only highlight of an unremarkable Sunday morning jaunt around the patch. The finch movement has now virtually dried-up and the arrival of winter thrushes has also abated with only a handful of Redwings and Fieldfares seen today. The only other birds of note were 5 Pochard (4m, 1f) on Jubilee Pond, and were clearly fresh arrivals from the Continent.
|Med Gull - Back of the net!|
So after scoring (another bad pun) with the Med Gull I headed to Bush Wood in search of a couple of elusive year ticks, and it wasn't long before Treecreeper (104) soon fell, but in the short search for Firecrest I drew a blank...It looks as if i'm going to have to come back before the year is out and give that one another go.