Tuesday 8th April 2008

Another cold day with plenty of sun but then increasing showers, and I headed for Newnham-on-Severn straight after work to look for the Franklin's Gull found there yesterday. Unfortunately there was no sign of that, despite many pairs of eyes on the case, but an adult Mediterranean Gull (photos below) was a nice consolation prize. Thanks to John Phillips (the Franklin's Gull finder) for spotting that and Dave Pearce for putting me on it. It was fairly distant so I walked up-river towards the White Hart Inn to get a better view from across the river. The mixed weather also produced an impressive rainbow across the river (top photo). Seven Swallows were also present, five of them were heading south down-river, probably going back to Africa having had enough of the weather!


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