Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Iceland Gull

A walk around Branton Ponds with the dog at about 5pm included checking the larger gulls, there have been up to 18 Lesser Black Backed Gulls recently, but I was a bit surprised to find a very pale le bird. With my binoculars I could see the white primaries that were quite attenuated it's comparative size with the other larger gulls visible at the time confirmed my sighting as a 2nd winter  Iceland Gull. This is a most surprising site for such a bird which presumably had followed other gulls inland. It flew off in an easterly direction with a number of the other large gulls, but may still be around.

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