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Gull with characteristics of Baltic Gull in Ravensthorpe/Mirfield this afternoon

11/10/2012 19:56

Lesser Black Backed Gull with the characteristic dark Mantle of the Baltic Race was seen briefly on the flash behind the Ship Inn early this afternoon.The mantle was very dark black showing very little contrast with the wing tips and luckily there was typical specimens of the species there for comparison.

Also on Horbury Wyke this afternoon 3 Grey Herons,4 Greylag geese,6 Teal,13 Lesser Black backed gulls,47 moorhens,20 ,12 Mistle Thrushes,6 Song Thrushes,150 Linnets and single male Sparrow Hawk. ( Records by courtesy of JR Smithson).