So after having come back from Stoke-on Trent, we headed to Albert Village lake, this is one of the best places in Leicestershire and Rutland for Glaucous gulls and Iceland Gulls, as it is right next to a landfill site and a quarry. When we arrived a pair of Blue Tits started displaying to one another, then a lovely female Kestrel flew over, then it hit us how many gulls there were, it was like Leicestershire's own Gullfest, the common 4 gulls we saw, Lesser-black Backed, Great-black Backed, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, and a possible Yellow-legged Gull. And the records went like this 1000+ Black-headed Gull, 200+Lesser-black Backed, 2 Great-black Backed and a few Herring Gull.
Then later on Coot and Little Grebe gave amazing photo opportunities here are a few pics
|Little Grebe 1|
|Little Grebe 2|
After spending about 3 hours around Albert's Gullfest, we headed for Swithland Res on the way home, as the night before a Great-white Egret had been seen flying in that direction. When we got their their were Great-crested Grebes, Black-headed Gulls and 5 Scaup which had spent most of the winter there. And then as I was about to get in the car a Buzzard flew over with what at first I thought was another Buzzard but was a male Peregrine, its one of the only places were they breed, and it flew right over.
|Peregrine and Buzzard|