Saturday, 28 January 2017

Glaucous Gull Again

I returned to Shawell this morning and the juvenile Glaucous Gull I saw yesterday was once again in the sand quarry off Gibbett Lane. Many of the gulls were on the east side of the landfill site perhaps due to the wind. These days the gulls don't hang around after lunchtime and the A5 Lagoons are very hit and miss.

Juvenile Glaucous Gull, January 28th 2017, Shawell Sand Quarry

As well as the Glaucous Gull, a first-winter Caspian Gull was there for its second day.

First-winter Caspian Gull,  January 28th 2017, Shawell Sand Quarry

Steve Nichols and I also witnessed a dog fight over the landfill site between two Peregrines.


  1. Been a good year for white wingers at Shawell carl.

  2. Yes it's been good, but not a record breaker yet. It's still early so plenty of time for some more.