Monday 31 December 2018

Iceland Gull

The last day of 2018 and the last chance for another 'white-winger'. I was working this morning, so Steve Nichols was holding the baton at Shawell. A text mid-morning from Steve showed a photograph of a dainty little Iceland Gull - he'd done it!!

2018 has been a great year for 'white-wingers' at Shawell. The final score is 14 Iceland Gulls and 7 Glaucous Gulls.

I couldn't resist going over after work and luckily Dave Scott, Rod Baker and myself managed to see it.

It can be aged as a second-winter, based on the slight grey tinge to the mantle and palish eyes.

For a full review of the 'white-wingers' recorded at Shawell click HERE

Video of Iceland Gull

Here's to 2019...

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