Friday, August 24, 2007

Competition time

How many Oiks? Take a quick look and estimate.

Juvvy Geeb.

The mystery gull from the other day was of course a juvenile Herring Gull. It's interesting how similar juveniles of Herring Gull and Greater Black-backed can look and the variation in apparent bill size in Herring Gull is often confusing.

Here's a juvenile Geeb for your delectation.

Now, how good are you at estimating numbers? Take a quick look at the pic of the Oystercatcher roost and estimate how many there are - answer in a day or so.


darrell j prest said...

about 150ish??

Nick Carter said...

I'll go for 120