BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Black-legged Kittiwake



Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla tridactyla (Linnaeus, 1758)

(Very rare wind-blown PM)

  1. One, dead, 10th Feb. 1957.
  2. One, immature, 28th Aug. 1965 (T.B. Silcocks).
  3. One, immature, 31st July 1976.
  4. One, 1st-winter, 14th Jan. 1989.
  5. One, 1st-winter, 22nd Feb. 1990.
  6. One, adult, 29th Nov. 1992.
  7. One, adult winter, 9th Dec. 2011 (N.R. Milbourne).

I have no doubt that there were earlier records of Black-legged Kittiwake at Blagdon, but I have no details as yet.

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1992. Avon Ornithological Group.
  2. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1957. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  3. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Bristol Bird Report, 1965. Bristol Naturalists' Society.
  4. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1957. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  5. Davis, H.H. (ed.). Report on Somerset Birds, 1965. Somersetshire Archaeol. & Nat. Hist. Soc.
  6. McGeoch, J.A. (ed.). Somerset Birds, 1976. Somerset Ornithological Society.
  7. Rose, Dr H.E. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 2011. Avon Ornithological Group.
  8. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1989. Avon Ornithological Group.
  9. Taylor, S.M. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1990. Avon Ornithological Group.

Updated 10 January, 2013