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Double Dutch 29th July

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:30 PM

The post breeding Med gulls are turning up in good numbers, as well as the 2 juvs, a new second summer ringed bird arrived with a white darvic with E336, the life history of the birds known movements here.

distant record shot of the adw LXG Med Gull Seaforth NR 29th July 2013

  White     E336              L               Arnhem       3616769         pullus             20/06/2011  de Braakman, near Terneuzen, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, NL 51,19N 3,44E             Wolf, Pim A.

Sightings - observations :

  White  E336       v                 26/08/2011  Dungarvan Harbour, Co. Waterford, IRELAND  52,05N 7,37W  Cowming, Micheal

  White  E336       v                 26/07/2012  Llanon, Limekilns  Cardigan Bay, Wales, GB  52N 4W  Snell, E. (Liz)

  White  E336       v                 13/07/2013  Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, GB  52,25N 4,04W                                      read as F336  Bird, Chris

  White  E336       v                 29/07/2013  Seaforth Nature Reserve, Liverpool, Merseyside, GB  53,28N 3,01W  Conway, Tony


Seven adults were also seen including another white darvic bird, LXG, the information on this bird is as follows.

  White     LXG              left             Arnhem       3693876         pullus             24/06/2010  De Kreupel Island, Ijsselmeer, Noord-Holland, NL 52,48N 5,14E                  Majoor, Frank

Sightings - observations :

  White  LXG        v                 13/08/2010  Seaforth Nature Reserve, Liverpool, Merseyside, GB  53,28N 3,01W                  read ad LX6  Kinsella, Peter

  White  LXG        v                 26/08/2011  Seaforth Nature Reserve, Liverpool, Merseyside, GB  53,28N 3,01W                  read as LXB or LX8  Kinsella, Peter

  White  LXG        v                 19/12/2011  Praia de Santo Amaro de Oeiras, Lisboa, Estremadura, PORTUGAL  38,43N 9,08W  Caratão, Rui

  White  LXG        v                 29/07/2013  Seaforth Nature Reserve, Liverpool, Merseyside, GB  53,28N 3,01W  Conway, Tony

So its a returning bird now in its 3rd year, no black on primaries and fully adult like in plumage, and the second Dutch ringed bird of the day.


A ten Med Gull day count, but there has been an estimated 18 birds in July.

Adw Med Gull Seaforth NR 29th July 2013


The two Curlew Sands were still present on the saltwater pool amongst 750 Dunlin, 1000 Knot, 25 Blackwits, 2 Common Sands and 4 Turnstone.

Common Sandpiper Seaforth NR 29th July 2013


The second sighting of the month of a Juv Common Gull, may have been the same bird seen on Sat 27th.


A few Swifts started to feed over the pool with House Martins, 12 and 8 respectively.

Eclipse male Shoveler Seaforth NR 29th july 2013

 

 

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