It ended up hard work though, with the first couple of hours at Crayford being full of gulls but nothing remotely exciting (and Jamie P checked it a hour or so later and reached the same conclusion!). I headed west and back into London, and checked the distinct grimness of Southmere, Thamesmead. Located amidst a ghetto, frequented regularly by travellers and on this occasion someone told me the last couple of nights a Mute Swan had been mutilated there each night. Lovely place! But today, having parked up, I scanned the Black-headed Gulls and to my surprise there was a 1st-winter Little Gull in amongst them...
|1st-winter Little Gull Thamesmead, London 24th February 2018|
|Danish ringed adult Black-headed Gull 'ZJB' Thamesmead, London 24th February 2018|
Not a bad day overall, as any February day in London with a Little Gull is notable enough in itself.