Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

Birdwatching in & around Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, County Durham.

Monday, 24 October 2011

small Canada Goose

a smaller darker Canada on the patch  :-

Hopefully young Kinghorn will be down with his sliced loaf & audio / visual equiptment to check its credentials for us ;-)

3 of the recent Barnacles are staying on with us - they are healthy & flying well, commuting back & forth with 500 Greylag ( they head SE over the reserve complex daily at dusk )
I wonder if theses are feral birds, which got "sucked in" with their wild cousins somewhere in the Teesside/NYorks area & have remained, after the other 100 or so continued on to the Solway after the strong NWesterlies abated....?

& a ring combo from an adult Herring Gull :-
H.Gull ring - a photo of JBee's camera screen

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