Monday, November 09, 2009

Return of the Meds







The Mediterranean Gulls have come back to the Holbeck Car Park area again for the winter. At the last count there has been 4 adult winter and 2 second winter birds present and the easiest way to have a close encounter is to take plenty of bread with you.

One of the second winter birds is holding a ring tag No. E913736 which was ringed in Belgium on the 27th May 2008 and also one of the adult birds is ringed too and apparently was tagged in Serbia. All the above information was found out by fellow wildlife photographer Dave Mansell who has also got some great images of the Meds on his website so please take a look - www.eastaytonbirding.com

3 comments:

Stuart's Poor Birding World said...

Would like to see a nice collection of meds up here - usually see one adult at Esk mouth and I think about four is the highest recent count at a local roost. As for decent photos - I'll leave that to you!

The Urban Birder said...

Love your Med Gull shots.

Gorgeous!

Steve Race said...

Many thanks David. We have a small group (6 birds at the moment) which stay in my local patch over winter.