|first-winter Caspian Gull at Beddington|
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
27th February-1st March 2017
A quick walk around the farm on Monday before heading to pick up Ingrid, who was down for a visit, produced a female Stonechat. On Tuesday morning we headed up to London for the day, a Siskin flying over at home and a Peregrine seen in Sutton before we headed to the Barbican, had lunch in Finsbury Park, where we enjoyed feeding about 30 Pochards, and finished the day by seeing The Lion King. I got out to Beddington this afternoon, producing a yellow German-ringed first-winter Caspian Gull, which I didn’t manage to read for sure but I’m quite certain it was X319 again. Not quite a classic bird, it’s possible it may have impure heritage. A Water Pipit was also seen and one of the wintering Chiffchaffs was in song.