Sunday, 24 February 2013

Gulls, Fieldfare & Long-tailed Duck, Essex, 23/2/2013

The weather forecast today is for a very cold, grey day, there could be a touch of snow, very cold winds with chill factor -* !   everywhere !

Southend-on-sea, on the end of the Pier, to see the Mediterranean Gulls.

Mediterranean Gull, 1st, 2nd & Adult winter, 15+      to include Adult Med   White Ring / Black E494

it is only midday, the light is bad, it is very cold, the wind is icy ! time for a move,
driving along the seafront towards Shoeburyness

Black-headed Gull,   Yellow Ring / Black 2BRA

Common Gull, 1st winter

Common Gull, adult winter

Mediterranean Gull, 1st winter

In the car park at Gunners Park,

a single Fieldfare, feeding continually in the grass, very close, the light even brightened up, gave a fantastic photo opportunity ! You do not get this close to Fieldfare to often !


Over on the lake,

Long-tailed Duck


Days out don't come better than this ! !

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