The highlights of a quick trip along Guernsey's north and west coasts this morning were another two Yellow-legged Gulls (both 3rd summer +) - making five different birds in the last three days. Although a tiny increase, this same pattern was observed last August. Once again I don't seem capable of recognising the juvenile michahellis (there must be some here...and given how many juvenile gulls I've spent the last month looking at...you really would think?!!).
The other highlight was a stunningly beautiful dusky juvenile colour ringed Lesser Black-backed Gull on Cobo. This is the 3rd of the 45 birds Catherine and I colour ringed on Sark this summer, which I've observed on Guernsey's beaches this autumn.
LBBG Black 2CC0 Cobo
Yellow-legged Gulls - Cobo
Gull Flock on Pembroke Beach