Monday 18 October 2021

Resident YLG

The long-staying first-winter Yellow-legged Gull was off Mudbank and then on the Imperial rugby ground this evening. Below is a photo of what I'm pretty certain is the same bird that first turned up in Exmouth on August 18th of this year. Photo below taken on its second day - August 19th.

A wet evening with the following species seen off Mudbank - 65 Dunlin, 4 Redshank, c60 Turnstones, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Greenshank, 12+ Black-tailed Godwits, 14 Bar-tailed Godwits, 74+ Teal, 3 Mediterranean Gulls and the first-winter Yellow-legged Gull which relocated to the Imperial rugby ground. Also 180+ Starlings on rooves in the Camperdown terrace area.

Second-winter Lesser Black-backed Gull.

First-winter Great Black-backed Gull.

 Pied Wagtail.


  1. Lovely pics Matt. That first shot of the YLG is a peach!

  2. Thank you Gav - it's a novelty having a YLG hang around for two months and really nice that it spends so much time on the rugby pitch. Hope that feeding flock throws up some good stuff your way - that Med Gull count was fantastic! all the best. Matt