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Durham Bird Club's Castle Lake Nature Reserve
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Another Argentatus Variation
Spotted this argentatus Herring Gull at Castle Lake today;
It ticked most of the boxes for a typical argentatus except the mantle shade was certainly one of the darkest I've seen and the legs which were a very pale pink colour.
Another gull of interest was this adult Mediterranean Gull
The juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was still present for its fifth day
Others included 1 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Snipe, 3 Redshank, 17 Curlew, 1 Little Egret and 2 Common Buzzard.