Saturday 13 January 2018

Glaucous Gull

A brute of a Glaucous Gull was at Shawell today, which kicked off my tally for this species for 2018. It's one a piece for Glaucous and Iceland so far.

Early on the tip was smothered in gulls, but there was no fresh food being delivered today, as it was shut to waste lorries, so the gulls soon began to disperse.

Many gulls were loafing in the fields between the tip and Shawell village. Scanning through them revealed a few colour-ringed birds and an adult and first-winter Caspian Gull. My tally for Caspian Gulls for the day was six - two adults, and single fourth, third, second and first-winters.I was a bit disappointed that no white-wingers were with them, but hold on a minute what is that it the dip in the field. It was a juvenile Glaucous Gull. After the gulls were flushed by a couple of dog walkers I returned to the tip and the Glauc was there.

Enjoy the video but at HD quality remember.

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