Thursday, August 05, 2021

Caspian Gull at Blackstone Edge Reservoir

Photos of this mornings peach of a juvenile CASPIAN GULL on Blackstone Edge Reservoir. 
The bird was initially on the southern shoreline, restricting me to scope only views. Helpfully it then flew onto the mud in the NE corner next to the road. After feeding here for a short while it then took off again and headed west, over the dam wall. Maybe heading towards Hollingworth Lake?
The pale underwing completely blew out on my camera in the early morning sun, but I have managed to salvage most of the details

A full description can be found here;

-Caspian Gull


Peter Smith said...

Great photos - thanks for posting them.

heavy birder said...

What a great find Dan, only Calderdale's 3rd record, nice.

David Sutcliffe said...

Quite amazing and to get such decent photos as well.