Friday, 16 February 2018

Iceland Gulls at Buxton

Since Linda was busy in the garden, I took a dart out to Buxton to look for the reported Iceland Gull. At first I couldn't find any gulls at all, but after a bit of a drive round, I found a large group on ploughed fields just east of the Aylsham Road.

It took me a good five minutes checking each bird before I found a definite Iceland: a further five minutes produced another strong candidate, as well as a third white-winged gull that had been ringed at some point. This one doesn't look so 'Iceland': opinions gratefully received!

Finally (on the basis that I never learn!) the last bird was one of a couple I thought looked reasonable for Caspian Gull...

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