A couple of hours at Chouet this morning was rewarded with another sighting of the 1st Winter Iceland Gull that has been seen on and off for several months now. This is probably the bird I almost colour ringed in the garden in February! With the weather warming Lesser Black-backed Gulls continue to arrive daily, and many of the local males are becoming the "beach masters" displaying and strutting their stuff at Chouet, while Herring Gulls are as usual slightly ahead with their breeding season. Copulating pairs have already been observed on the beaches. The only disappointment this morning was not quite reading three more foreign metal-ringed LBBGs. Two were close...but "no cigars"!
1st Winter Iceland Gull