After work I went back to see if there were any gulls at Longhirst flash. As expected the gulls seen yesterday weren't there. A small flock of Black headeds in the field and a Lesser black backed gull bathing in the pond. It wasn't until the gull came out of the water when I noticed for a LBB it's upperparts were as dark as a Great black backed gull. I won't even think about being any kind of gull expert. I like them but they are not my favoutite species and trying to race or age them has always been a challenge but sometimes one or two birds will stand out among the crowd. I managed a few pics (above). Could this be a bird of the baltic race 'fuscus'? I would need some help with this.
In the meadows 2 Blackcaps singing in the Abbey woods...my first of the year.