My Photographs from the North West of England and sometimes further afield.
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Gulling by Numbers
On a quiet day at Elton reservoir where there didn't seem to be an awful lot happening on the bird front, I took to playing a game. Match the gull to the number painted on the buoy. There are lots of these markers on the reservoir. I think they are for the sailing club to use, but not 100% sure about that. Anyway, Elton is a very good place for gulls, and I thought I'd see what we had out there, on what was a grey day.
In at number 9 is a nice looking Common Gull.
At 8 we have a Lesser black-backed Gull and juvenile.
At 6, a sleepy Black-headed Gull.
And finally at 3, another Black-headed Gull. It gave me something to do on my way round the reservoir. I'm sure there will be a rarity along very soon.