Thursday 27 July 2017

Proper YLGs

Sanderling - Exmouth Beach
After yesterday's somewhat perplexing individual (I'm still not convinced by it) it was nice to see some standard, and extremely smart juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls in the estuary. At least four individuals were found, with the closest being a real beauty off Mudbank. Also today - several Mediterranean Gulls, up to 20 Common Tern, good numbers of Sandwich Tern and 9 Sanderling on the beach. Three Little Egrets flew 'in off' and a couple Swift headed over the Warren.

Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (left) - Bull Hill - distinctive even at range. One of two birds together with a third a bit further upriver and a fourth off Mudbank.

Still plenty of Med Gulls around including a number of juvs.

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