Saturday, 5 December 2009

Scaup at Thornton

Although no rare gulls appeared in the gull roost at least I did manage to find a juvenile Scaup today, which was still present when I left at 4pm. The bird was viewable from the car park and was feeding in the central area of the res. Some quick phone calls enabled all 3 tossers, ( members of Thornton Ornithological Society ) to see the bird and I think it was a site tick for R.M. Hopefully the bird will stay around for tomorrow and we can grab some photos. Also present today was a Ruddy duck and the usual Wigeon and Gadwall.


  1. Bloody hell two ticks for Russ in a week. Hope he's feeling ok?! ;-]

  2. I'm fine but shame I missed the Gadwall and Wigeon. They'd have been ticks too......