LNHG Field Trip to Ford – Sat 16th April 2016

We head down south for our April field trip, to Ford, at the south-western tip of Loch Awe. This area has a range of woodland types plus marshes, rocky ground and of course, the loch itself. Though still early in the year it’s time to drag our attention away from lichens and decaying fungi and welcome Read More …

Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)

The Bonaparte’s Gull is the american equivalent of the Black-headed Gull. The shape of the dark hood and the white leading edge to the primaries are both strongly reminiscent of Black-headed Gull but the hood is actually sooty-black rather than brown, the legs are ‘bubble-gum’ pink and the underwing is much whiter, especially under the Read More …