What better way to spend a Friday morning in spring is there than down at Richmond Bank looking at gulls! The light was fine when i left the house but once the sun came out it was nigh on impossible. But on i struggled with a chorus of Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff around me and a whiff of Arpley tip hitting me in the face off the breeze. Took a while to actually pick anything out, seems an age since i did this kind of thing.
The pick of the larids on offer were 3 Iceland Gulls, a nice 3w and 2 juv/1w types.
A pink legged Lesser Black-backed Gull - I think not.
A very dark mantled argentatus Herring Gull - possible.
Or a hybrid.