I'm fairly sure that this first-summer Yellow-legged Gull is the one that spent over 3 months here last autumn. See the photo below which was taken on September 26th last year. Either way it felt remarkably familiar when I clapped eyes on it this afternoon! What do you think?
Mudbank this afternoon - Whimbrel numbers continue to build with at least 84 present, along with c40 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Dunlin. Also off there - 1 first-summer Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern, 19 Black-headed Gulls and a single Dark-bellied Brent Goose.
First-winter YLG - Mudbank 26/9/21. This is the longest staying YLG that I've ever recorded in Exmouth. It was present last year from August 18th to November 24th.
Back to this afternoon's bird...