White-winged gull fail! Livermere Heath, Suffolk, 16 February 2014

I decided to nip out this afternoon for the Glaucous and Iceland Gulls just west of Honington at Livermere Heath. Not a heath in the true sense of the word - just extensive pig fields! I gave it a couple of hours scanning and re-scanning the thousands of gulls but couldn't find either! I did pick up 2 nice adult Caspian Gulls and an adult Yellow-legged Gull though so it wasn't all in vain. Little else of note there except large numbers of the more common gulls and a scattering of Stock Doves in the pig fields.

Yesterday a long country walk around Flordon and Hapton gave me a displaying pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers going nuts (!), Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, Sparrowhawk and 2 Snipe flushed from marshy ground in the Tas Valley.

It's all go!  

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