A further excursion was made to Pitsford Res this afternoon and evening, with a few further species noted. This afternoon there was an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Goldeneye in the Scaldwell Bay. At about 4.50pm in blustery conditions, Pink-footed Geese could be heard calling and were eventually located flying west very high up. The flock comprised of 31 birds.
This evening the Ruddy Shelduck was still in the Pintail Bay and there were approximately 5 Yellow-legged Gulls in the gull roost off the yacht club.
Going away view of
Adult Yellow-legged Gull
showing evidence of
significant wing moult.