After a few days absence the third-winter Kumlien's Gull reappeared at Shawell today. However, before its reappearance the adult Glaucous Gull I first spotted on January 4th put in an appearance. It was only seen by one other though and many visitors left empty handed. It can be difficult for people to pick up the birds amongst the flock on the water.
An impressive total of 18 Caspian Gulls kept things ticking over and many of the visitors at least saw one of those.
The Kumlien's Gull appeared around lunchtime and stayed for a good while. The bright sun light made viewing the primary pattern difficult and it looked much paler today than on other occasions.