The undoubted highlight for me was seeing a Polish-ringed 2nd-winter Caspian Gull. As soon as I saw it, I recognised the ring combination as that used by Jacek Betleja and colleagues in Jankowice - a Caspian Gull colony I'd visited here only 6 months ago.
|2nd-winter Caspian Gull (Polish ringed PLUK) - pretty typical individual with obvious advanced moult on the coverts, retained tail band, long thin legs and obvious mirror to P10.|
|adult Caspian Gull - note just an isolated black mark on the outer web to P5, as opposed to the more classic black band.|
|1st-winter Caspian Gull - lovely, classic first-winter that has already dropped several tertials and in active covert moult.|