Chris Mourant, Mish Hooper and I came so very close this morning to catching the 1st Winter Iceland Gull that has been around for the past couple of days! The bird came down in the garden with a small feeding party of Herring Gulls - it even landed in the correct area, but somehow (and I'll never know how!)...it evaded capture...and all we were left with for the morning's efforts were two re-trap Herring Gulls. After nearly four decades of bird ringing I'm well used to experiencing disappointment when the birds beat me...but for a short while it still tastes bitter!
Oh well...there's always next week...when I hope to be cannon netting gulls in Zagreb Landfill!