You would have thought we were still in the grips of winter with the amount of gulls at Shawell yesterday. I spotted the pale juvenile Iceland Gull that Steve Nichols and I first saw on April 1st. It was a quite mobile initially, but showed well later in the afternoon at the lagoons. I also saw a couple of first-winter Caspian Gulls as well.
The weekend before another German ringed Caspian Gull (yellow X312) was at the lagoons. X312 was a slightly odd looking, so it might have a bit of Herring Gull in it.
|Juvenile Iceland Gull, Shawell A5 Lagoons, 15/04/17|
|First-winter Caspian Gull, Shawell A5 Lagoons, 15/04/17|