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Wednesday 16 November 2016

Arlington Reservoir 16/11/16

Thousands of Gulls at the roost this evening including a 2w Caspian Gull (horrendous pictures below). Common and Black-headed Gulls dominated with fewer numbers of the Black-backed Gulls. Just the other usual stuff present.

Tomorrow evening I embark on my 5 week long trip to Argentina and Antarctica. I shall try and update on here as I go, but no doubt there will be internet black out areas, something that I'm quite looking forward to in all honesty.

 a hunched up impression but still showing the hindneck streaking, long sloping forehead and solid dark centred tertials with broad white tips creating a pale 'wedge', ageing this bird as a second-winter.

 pictures are too bad but some primary tips had pale edges to the tips, but are shown here to be long, and the bill had a fleshy-coloured base, and a small pale tip. Again the neck streaking is evident.
 pale underwing and an obvious ventral bulge, and now the patterning on the coverts is just about visible
cracking upper-tail and extremely broad and long-winged.