Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Very few Gulls at Broadsands this evening only 40+ Herring and 8 Black-headed but one juv Yellow-legged Gull often sat with a juv Herring Gull for a nice comparison....

Yellow-legged Gull on left, longer brighter legs, heavier bill, tertials thinly edged white, cleaner almost spotted on sides of chest and flanks, squarer head, the greater coverts on this bird were paler than most Y-lGs see below in flight. Inner primary 'window' nicely restricted compared to Herring gull , dark underwing coverts and clean looking rump/tail.

Also 2 Dunlin, 1 Ringed plover and a single Whimbrel.