We did a couple of catches, mainly Herrings today with a fair few of those real brutes - GBBGs. Nice to see them in the hand like this: -
|Being obvious and pretty much monotypic, you don't really look too hard at GBBGs - but good to see a spread wing|
|2cy GBBG with its new bling|
|adult GBBG 'JH413'; ringed at Mandar, Vest-Agder, Norway on 3rd June 2011 and last reported in Norway on 19th August 2011.|
|3cy Black-headed Gull - note the retained dark feathering on the primary-coverts|
Once the ringing had finished, I headed back to the south [best] side of the river, and spent the last couple of hours of light unsuccessfully looking for a Bittern at Crossness. Another decent day locally.