Glaucous Gull - 2 juveniles present, and though suspecting there were more than one for a lot of the morning, it wasn't until mid a'noon that we had both birds on view at once. Both very similar in appearance, though one larger than the other - the smaller bird wasn't getting stuck in; preferring isolation away from the melee and not getting amongst it as Glaucous Gulls should do.
|juvenile Glaucous Gull Essex 31st January 2015|
|2nd-winter presumed hybrid gull Essex 31st January 2015|
|Caspians Gulls Essex 31st January 2015 - adult (top) is a returning bird, then the middle two are 2nd-winters, with the bottom photo a potentially new 1st-winter.|
Mediterranean Gull - two adults, both in moult and unringed. Over the next month or so, numbers will start to increase.
|adult Mediterranean Gull Essex 31st January 2015|
|leucistic 2nd-winter Great Black-backed Gull Essex 31st January 2015|