Saturday 14 April 2018

Spring Weather with a Little Ice

Already this has been the best 'white-winger' season ever at Shawell. Five Glaucous and 13 Iceland Gulls, but could I add to the list today?

The gulls had already assembled in the sandpit off Gibbet Lane when I arrived this morning. It didn't take long to find the first Iceland Gull - number 14!

It was pure white and I could just see it had a pink tip to its bill, so it was most likely a second-winter.

Second-Winter Iceland Gull, Shawell Sandpit, April 14th 2018

Later on the juvenile seen previously on April 5th and 7th appeared and promptly fell to sleep. Later it was at the A5 Lagoons.

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