Winter's NOT over yet . . .

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Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Conifers » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:58 pm

Glaucous Gull (from the High Arctic) at Tynemouth today . . .
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GoggleboxUK

Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:04 pm

Well, that method of forecasting is probably as reliable as anything the Met Office use.

kata

Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by kata » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:13 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Well, that method of forecasting is probably as reliable as anything the Met Office use.
HAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Andy P

Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Andy P » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:42 pm

Let`s hope this is what he was thinking ...................
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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by kata » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:42 am

Not a chance Andy,

That garage to accross from me was pure white with frost.

:( :(

Clive60

Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Clive60 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:22 pm

Nice shot, they very rarely venture this far down.

We are supposed to be having several mild nights averaging around 6/8c but come next week the -cs are forecast again. Back to wrapping things with the fleece jackets. Winter is definitely not over.

fern Rob

Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by fern Rob » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:10 am

Foggy and cold this morning. Just hope the fog clears has I can not see the garden.

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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by flounder » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:53 pm

Most certainly couldn't use a glaucous gull down here for weather predictions. It looks similar to a juvenile herring gull so I wouldn't give it a second glance as they're two a penny icon_study

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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Conifers » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:10 pm

flounder wrote: It looks similar to a juvenile herring gull so I wouldn't give it a second glance
Light sandy-brown wingtips (black on juv. Herring Gull) and pink base of bill (all-black on juv. Herring Gull) icon_thumright

Vastly easier than trying to pick out a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull or a juvenile Caspian Gull :lol:

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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Conifers » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:33 pm

Snow Bunting on Newcastle Town Moor this afternoon :roll:

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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:05 am

Looks like Glaucus Gull is due to put in an appearance down here next week :evil:

It has been generally too cold for birds to start nesting, so the return to winter will just delay them again. Also as we've only had 3 days of above average temperature in the last month, there is no new growth to be damaged. :wink:
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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Clive60 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:47 pm

Mediterranean Gulls are frequently seen around here but you try and pick one out (without black wing tips) amongt 200 Black Headed Gulls. :)

Not a rarity but a male Reed Bunting appeared this morning, stayed just long enough for a distant pic and flew off.
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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Conifers » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:53 pm

Clive60 wrote:Mediterranean Gulls are frequently seen around here but you try and pick one out (without black wing tips) amongt 200 Black Headed Gulls. :)
Not that difficult! icon_thumright
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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Conifers » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:58 pm

And even nicer when they're in summer plumage . . .
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Re: Winter's NOT over yet . . .

Post by Clive60 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:40 am

OK, I'l have to try harder! :)

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