28th March. Gullfest

With the continuing lack of summer migrants a couple of decent gulls on the patch have been most welcome.  A Little Gull on the river, found by a dog walker, on Tuesday has been giving cracking views as it picks away at the surface in an almost phalarope fashion. With a couple of adults last year there's still time to find another.

Gulls seem to be the only things on the move at the moment and I've scrutinised the large gathering black-heads every morning, hoping to pull out a Med', without success.  This morning whilst scanning the bank I picked out a beautiful adult Iceland Gull among just a handful of 'big' gulls and a couple of hundred BHGs.  Unfortunately it didn't stick around long seemingly vanishing before I could get the other birder present on it.

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