Winter has set in and with it comes the annual 'turn our attention' to gulls exercise. Recent visits to Richmond Bank have been rewarding with decent numbers of Yellow-legged Gulls and Iceland Gulls, but my mission to find a Caspian Gull goes on! Yesterday decided on an afternoon visit to Moore NR. A 2w Iceland Gull was picked out immediately on Pumphouse pool and a quick drive up to Arpley tip produced 15,000+ gulls though viewing leaves a lot to be desired. With that i turned my attention to Birchwood pool first i picked out what i presume to be a leucistic Herring Gull, to the untrained eye it could have been mistaken for an Iceland Gull. 1w Kumlien's did cross my mind but i just think it looks Herring, don't they all! A surprising chat next with Geoff Atherton and wife, surprising as Geoff lives on Foula.
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