Adult Caspian Gull.
2nd Winter Caspian Gull.
2nd winter Glaucous Gull.
Nipped over to Albert Village Lake again this morning and met up with Ben Croxtall and Andy Forryan. As the fog and mist slowly lifted we soon started picking up a good selection of large gulls. Over the next couple of hours we saw at least three Caspian Gulls (2 adult birds and a 2nd-winter bird), the long-staying Mediterranean Gull, one adult Yellow-legged Gull and probably the highlight of the day the returning 2nd winter Glaucous Gull.
I took a number of shots of the different gulls and came to the conclusion that the 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was a different bird from the one I had seen at this site previously in early January 2010.
So back to work on tuesday and over the next couple of days I will spend more time down the Soar Valley as at the moment I have got my fix of gulls for at least a week!!