Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Far hiv ye bin ye Clarty-heided Scaffie

This Clarty-heided Scaffie (that's my completely made up Doric name for Black-headed Gull) had dropped into the sewage works at Seafield on Sunday. As usual my digiscoping skills deserted me when I needed them, but the code was very readable through the scope left-black-on-yellow-2XCL. If you haven't guessed it is from Aberdeen - it was ringed as an adult on the Ythan Estuary north of Aberdeen at Newburgh on 2 September. Amazingly, Stephen has seen 2XCN just a few miles along the coast. Ok, so the competition is on to find 2XCM!

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