Ivory Gull revisited

21 Dec

Went back to Patrington Haven on Saturday morning with Martin and Roy. Martin’s first chance. Unfortunately didn’t show any better than Monday and with the sun didn’t get a better picture.


Juvenile Ivory Gull

Seems to visit the donated fish by the pumping station early morning then spend the rest of the day more distant on rocks only rarely returning to feed. Not the chaos I expected and could have parked close to the end of  Outstray Road. On site the birders seemed to be evenly split between those actually watching the bird and others sat hoping it would return to feed.


Viewing the Ivory Gull

A male Hen Harrier had been seen over Welwick Saltmarsh earlier.

Little more than a tick and run and a quick update with the old friends you only see intermittently at twitches.

Maybe another try for better pictures if it hangs on much longer.


Patrington Strays.

Spent the rest of the day at Hornsea Mere.


2 Responses to “Ivory Gull revisited”


  1. Hornsea Mere-Grey Phalarope and Great White Egrets. | hullvalley - December 21, 2013

    […] “tick and running” the Ivory Gull at Patrington Haven with ML and RL on Saturday morning spent the afternoon in Hornsea Mere hide. […]

  2. Black Redstart at Barmston | hullvalley - December 22, 2013

    […] to Hornsea Mere, starting at Kirkholme Point. Not surprisingly with the Ivory Gull still at Patrington Haven there were a few unfamiliar faces. Unfortunately the Grey Phalarope was […]

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