On arrival, there were obviously a lot of gulls on site and they were covering much of the spit. Rubbish at estimating the flock size of these birds, but maybe 6-8,000 birds. These comprised mainly Common Gulls and Black-headed Gulls, but there were probably 100-200 LWHG present this evening.
|The spit turns white|
|There's an Iceland and Glaucous Gull in this shot!|
I texted the news out and almost immediately found a 1w Glaucous Gull on the spit in front of the island. I took a poor record shot, as my camera doesn't like low light levels. I think that this bird looks to have a slightly differently proportioned bill to the bird I saw last month and might well be a different individual.
The patience of my long suffering son had given up by this stage, so I did not have time to check the rest of the roost for Meds or anything else, though a 2w Yellow-legged Gull was reasonably close to the Iceland Gull and a male Shelduck was swimming amongst the gull rafts.