Saturday 16 June 2012

Yellow-legged Gull surprise

Heysham Obs
A check of the area near high tide produced a good collection of gulls on Red Nab and the sandflats off Ocean Edge.  No sign of any Med Gulls this morning but a large, probably male adult Yellow-legged Gull showed very well, including instructive comparison with British LBB and HG, off Ocean Edge saltmarsh.

Yellow-legged Gull - adult, probably male off Ocean Edge saltmarsh
Whimbrel - unseasonalish bird Ocean Edge saltmarsh channel, flew south
Black-headed Gull - 68

Nothing offshore in 15 minute seawatch