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RE: Redgate Recycling, Gorton.


Friday 16th Feb - afternoon

- 250+ Black-headed Gulls
- 4 Great Black-backed Gulls
- 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
- 4 Argentatus Herring Gulls
- 2 Pied Wagtail
- 2 Dunnock
- 1 Cormorant over

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Tuesday 13th Feb - afternoon visit

Hundreds of Gulls, literally!

- 1 juvenile Iceland Gull TWICE briefly on 384 building. Watched it with bins then reached for camera but it flew off over my wagon TWICE !!!
- Herring Gull Y:F94 again
- Black-headed Gulls 340 minimum !!!
- 8 Argentatus Herring Gull
- 5 adult Great Black-backed Gulls
- c90-100 large imm Gulls
- 4 Pied Wagtails
- 2 Dunnock
- 6 Jackdaw
- 1 Sparrowhawk right over the yard and put everything up!


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Monday 12th Feb
Morning (10am) and afternoon (2.30pm) visits.

Absolute shed load of Gulls on both the 384 and BCA buildings, and circling around the refuse yard, on both occasions.

- Black-headed Gulls 50+
- Common Gull 1 adult
- Lesser Black-backed Gulls 4 ad
- Great Black-backed Gulls 2 ad / 4 1st W
- Argentatus Herring Gull 4
- Argenteus Herring Gull 6 ad
(Vast majority of the large Gulls were juv and immature Herring Gulls, lots of them).

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The Herring Gull Y:F94 was ringed on 30th June 2017 at Harewood Whin Landfill site near York, around 2500 Gulls have been rung there to date, and this is the first sighting of this Gull since then.



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Thurs 8th Feb - pm

- Black-headed Gulls no fewer than 109
- Great Black-backed Gulls 6
- Lesser Black-backed Gulls 3
- Argentatus Herring Gulls 7
- Dunnock 1


Yellow ringed Y-F94 literally just dropped in as I was leaving

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Thursday 8th of February 2018 03:02:32 PM

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Weds 7th Feb.

Interesting afternoon visit with a few bits to offer.

- 6 Argentatus Herring Gulls incl 1 with only 1 leg
- 11 ad Great Black-backed Gulls
- 4 ad Lesser Black-backed Gulls incl 1 fairly pale mantled
- 1 Herring Gull - yellow ring No. Y-F94

Any ideas as to whose this could be Ian?
Cheers

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Monday 5th Feb.
Quick stop around 10am

- Great Black-backed Gulls 12 adults
- Lesser Black-backed Gulls 2 adults
- Argentatus Herring Gulls 7
- Common Gulls 4

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Thurs 1st Feb - 2.30pm

- 11 Great Black-backed Gulls
- 3 Argentatus Herring Gull

Only passed briefly during the week but seemed to be the usuals around.

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Thursday 1st of February 2018 08:24:35 PM

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Sunday 28th Jan
(Mid-afternoon with Simon and Chris)

No Gulls on the 384 building so we scoped over to the BCA roof where they all were.
- 17 adult Great Black-backed Gulls
- 8 Argentatus Herring Gull
- no sign of any Yellow-legged Gulls

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Thurs 25th Jan - 1.45pm

- 8 adult Great black-backed Gulls
- 2 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls
- 8 Argentatus Herring Gulls
- c35 Black-headed Gulls

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Rob Creek wrote:

Tuesday 23rd Jan

- 31 minimum Great Black-backed Gulls this morning
- 7 Argentatus Herring Gulls
- 1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull

...and if anyone is in the area go and put me out of my misery as I'm sure I had a juvenile Iceland Gull again but my stop was coming to an end so couldn't stay to scout for it!





Called back at 3.30pm for 30 minutes just incase the Iceland Gull showed, it didn't.
- 30+ Great Black-backed Gulls again
- 1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull again
- 11 Argentatus Herring Gull
- c50 Black-headed Gulls

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Tuesday 23rd Jan

- 31 minimum Great Black-backed Gulls this morning
- 7 Argentatus Herring Gulls
- 1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull

...and if anyone is in the area go and put me out of my misery as I'm sure I had a juvenile Iceland Gull again but my stop was coming to an end so couldn't stay to scout for it!

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Sorry Rob but I didnât take any will do if/when I visit Cheers Nige

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Monday 22nd Jan 12.45pm

- 9 Great Black-backed Gulls
- 4 Argentatus Herring Gulls
- 1 Dunnock



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nigel charlesworth wrote:

Yellow Legged Gull on roof of 384 11:20





Hi Nigel, did you manage any images of this one? I might be able to tell you which one it is, and it will help with my record submission for Ian.
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Yellow Legged Gull on roof of 384 11:20

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Early afternoon visit today approx 1.30pm.

- 20+ Great Black-backed Gulls again
- 5 Argentatus Herring Gull
- 30+ Black-headed Gulls
- 2 Common Gulls harassing the Black-headed's

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Weds 17th Jan (12.25-12.55pm)

Didn't stop long at Smithfield so came to Redgate.
- 20+ adult Great Black-babies Gulls
- 7 Argentatus Herring Gulls

Strong winds have started and are keeping the Gulls active now as they are literally being blown down the roof and they lose their balance and just take off.

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Monday 15th Jan

- 23 adult Great Black-backed Gulls this morning.
(15 early afternoon)


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Rob Smallwood wrote:

I must have just missed you.

I was there soon after, only a fly ing visit but couldn't relocate the Iceland.





I lost it whilst I was there Rob unfortunately. There's no telling what birds will do especially Gulls, sometimes they remain in the exact same spot for lengthy periods and other times they are gone in an instant. I'm trying to keep a close eye on here and Smithfield at the minute, Redgate is on a direct route between my depot and the city centre where I am most days and Smithfield I have to go to anyway to get stock for the depot so it's fairly easy to monitor the sites a few times a week at least.
If anything of interest turns up then I will post it as soon as I can.
Cheers mate

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I must have just missed you. I was there soon after, only a fly ing visit but couldn't relocate the Iceland.

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In the last 30 minutes or so...

- 1 juvenile Iceland Gull (2nd white-winger of the week)
- 7 adult Great Black-backed Gulls
- 8 Ring-necked Parakeets over BCA

The Iceland Gull landed on the 384 building but was up flying again within seconds, I got good views as it flew over the wagon twice but it was lost to view over the main yard.

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Friday 12th of January 2018 09:35:05 AM

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Friday 12th of January 2018 09:38:02 AM

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Thurs 11th Jan. 9am.

Not quite the same numbers as yesterday and no sign of the Iceland Gull.

- 7 Great Black-backed Gulls
- 5 Argentatus Herring Gulls
- 2 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls
- 2 Jackdaw
- 2 Pied Wagtail

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Weds 10th Jan.
Plenty of large Gulls to work through made for a cracking tacho break!

- A white-winger in the form of an adult Iceland Gull flying around over Redgate Lane this afternoon approx 2.45pm. Having got it in my bins I was happy, I grabbed my camera for a record shot but I was just too slow. I'm assuming it's the same bird as Simon Ghilks and Terry Sykes had on Friday and Sunday respectively at Audenshaw, and now it's found Redgate let's hope it turns up again.

Also of note...
- 31 minimum Great Black-backed Gulls (27 adults)
- 12 Argentatus Herring Gull
- 10 Argenteus Herring Gulls
- 30+ Black-headed Gulls
- 2 Common Gulls
- lots of other juvenile and immature birds present too
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Friday afternoon.

- 14 minimum Great Black-backed Gulls
- 8 (possibly 9) Argentatus Herring Gulls
- c25 large Gulls inc Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls + younger individuals
- c40 Black-headed Gulls

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Thurs 4th Jan - approx 9.30am

- 14 adult Great Black-backed amongst the large Gulls with more Gulls flying in from over near BCA

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Weds 3rd Jan, mid afternoon.

Not a single large Gull around Redgate or the 384 building, they were all on the new BCA building roof. There was roughly 50-60 large Gulls, but it was overcast and on and off spats of rain so the only ones I really noted were the Great Black-backed's of which I saw 14 adults.

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Tuesday 2nd Jan early afternoon

- Great Black-backed Gulls 15 ad / 3 1st w
- Argentatus Herring Gulls 12
- Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults

...one was the individual that's been hanging around recently, true to form it didn't stay long on the 384 building and flew off. Why it just turns up for a brief moment and where it goes I don't know. Also one of the Smithfield 2 turned up just as I was at the end of my break, briefly landed on the 384 building but then seemed to go down into the yard and I could hear it calling from there, I know that call anywhere, a loud deeper toned and slightly slower bellow than the Herring and Lesser Black-backed's.
A good day for Gulls today. smile

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Saturday 30th Dec... lunchtime.

Most of the large Gulls were on the British Car Auctions (BCA) new building.

- 1 Yellow-legged Gull. Looked really familiar and eventually the penny dropped, I'm almost certain it's the lone bird from Smithfield Market that I've not seen since Wednesday.
- 15 Great Black-backed Gulls (adults)
- 6 Argentatus Herring Gulls

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Saturday 30th of December 2017 07:00:54 PM



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Friday 29th Dec, mid afternoon

Probably in excess of 250 Gulls this afternoon
- c200+ Black-headed Gulls
- No sign of the Yellow-legged Gull
- 8 adult Great Black-backed Gulls
- 6 Argentatus Herring Gulls

And a funny thing happened, a particular HGV turned up and sounded its horn at the main gate, the 384 roof emptied and there was a mass of Gulls flying around near that wagon. It was waiting for a few minutes and the Gulls had settled down. It sounded its horn again and pandamonium broke loose again with the Gulls. Funny really as other horns sound when vehicles turn up and others already on site but they don't usually move. A bit of Pavlov's Dogs stimulus??

Image shows the adult Yellow-legged Gull (taken Wednesday morning) that still visits occasionally and sometimes only briefly.

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Friday 29th of December 2017 06:48:50 PM

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Thursday 28th Dec

- 1 Yellow-legged Gull (same one again briefly this afternoon)
- 7 adult Great Black-backed Gulls

...and an unusual looking Gull which will probably come to nothing but I'll let Ian give me the bad news on that one wink

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Rob Creek wrote:

Weds 27th Dec 10am

- 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull (same one as recently)
- 7 adult Great Black-backed Gull
- 2 Argentatus Herring Gull





- 14 adult Great Black-backed Gulls this afternoon and possibly 5 younger birds too!
- 4 Argentatus Herring Gull
- no sign of the Yellow-legged Gull


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Weds 27th Dec 10am

- 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull (same one as recently)
- 7 adult Great Black-backed Gull
- 2 Argentatus Herring Gull

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Saturday 23rd Dec. Mid-afternoon.

- 9 adult Great Black-backed Gulls
- 4 Argentatus Herring Gull
- c200 Starling

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Late post for Weds 20th Dec.

Late afternoon...not surprised to see the same Yellow-legged Gull again this afternoon at Redgate.
It's probably been in the area all day seeing as though it was on Chapman Street this morning just down the road.

Also...
- 4 adult Great Black-backed Gulls
- at least 5 Argentatus Herring Gulls

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Tuesday 19th Dec.

- 1 Yellow-legged Gull (same bird again as yesterday)

All the Gulls were on the 384 building as I arrived 10 minutes ago but they've literally all just disappeared together off to roost.

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Monday 18th Dec.

- 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull currently on the 384 building.
Bill pattern and the dull leg colour look good for the individual that's been here on and off last couple of weeks.

Also...
- 4 adult Great Black-backed Gulls
- 6 Argentatus Herring Gulls

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Tuesday 19th of December 2017 06:41:10 AM

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

 

Rob Creek wrote:

 
- 1 yellow ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull ring no. D4:W exactly how it is with a colon. Any ideas Ian?


 Probably ringed in the NW, contact lee.barber@bto.org

 



 



Just for the record if anybody wanted to know, I've just had an email back from Lee Barber.

-Confirmed as an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.
-First ringed in May 2017 at Barrow-in-Furness docks.
-97 miles away / 192 days ago
-This bird is of particular interest as it was fitted with a GPS tag that was attached to a harness designed to drop off eventually, this sighting could signify a 'drop off' event.
Cheers



-- Edited by Rob Creek on Wednesday 13th of December 2017 10:56:28 PM

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Tuesday 12th Dec (afternoon)

Rammed with Gulls, possibly 250-300 at one point.

Of note...
- 1 Yellow-legged Gull (same bird as the other day)
- 11 (at least) Argentatus Herring Gulls
- 7 Great Black-backed Gulls

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Monday 11th Dec mid-morning

Of note...
- 6 Great Black-backed Gulls
- 3 Common Gulls
- 4 Argentatus Herring Gulls

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Saturday 9th Dec (afternoon break)

- 5 Great Black-backed Gulls
- 4 Argentatus Herring Gulls
- D4:W Lesser Black-backed Gull again

Plenty of other Lesser Black-backed, Argenteus Herring, and Black-headed Gulls, and also a small number of Common Gulls.

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- 1 yellow ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull ring no. D4:W exactly how it is with a colon. Any ideas Ian?


 Probably ringed in the NW, contact lee.barber@bto.org

 



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Friday 8th Dec (afternoon tacho break)

Lots of Gulls present including...

- 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull (same one 3rd time this week)
- 8 Great Black-backed Gulls minimum
(2 juv / 1st W types, 6 ad types but some different to yesterday, different bill patterns, red spot)
- 4 Argentatus Herring Gull
- 1 yellow ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull ring no. D4:W exactly how it is with a colon. Any ideas Ian?

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Thursday 7th Dec (afternoon).

- 6 adult Great Black-backed Gull
- 3 Argentatus Herring Gull

- Also...1 adult Yellow-legged Gull.
It's the same bird as the other day and after analysing the images I'm almost 100% certain it's the same bird that was here 22nd Feb and then 28th Feb. Images are on Bits Bobs Odds Sods of this Gull for those 2 earlier dates. I'm sure it's the same Gull.

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Rob Creek wrote:

Weds 6th Dec

Currently 7 adult Great Black-backed Gulls this afternoon.





Make that 8 adult Great Black-backed's and also 2 Argentatus Herring Gull.

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Weds 6th Dec

Currently 7 adult Great Black-backed Gulls this afternoon.


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Monday 4th Dec (mid-afternoon)

1 adult Yellow-legged Gull
(Not one of the Smithfield lot but bill pattern looks familiar, I'm sure I've seen it before)
4 adult Great Black-backed Gulls (1 of which was huge)
3 Argentatus Herring Gull



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Saturday 2nd Dec

Quick stop this afternoon, didn't appear to be much activity until a loud bang saw well over 100 birds take to the air.

- 1 adult Great Black-backed Gull
- 5 Argentatus Herring Gull
- 100+ Starling
- 2 Robin
- 1 Wren


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Thursday 30th Nov

Loads of Gulls present this afternoon (bit like Smithfield this morning)...

- 1 Yellow-legged Gull flying round, could be the single bird from Smithfield
- 4 adult Great Black-backed Gulls present and possibly 6 juv / 1st winter birds too
- 5 Argentatus Herring Gull minimum
- 2 adult Common Gulls harassing the Black-headed Gulls
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Tuesday 28th Nov.

Mid-afternoon.
- no fewer than 3 Argentatus Herring Gull (possibly 4)
- 250+ Starling

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