Sunday, 15 January 2017
Gulls Just Want To Have Fun
Birders in a supermarket car park post Christmas. Sherlock would deduce that Waxwings are about. A small flock of 13 birds in Bury St Edmunds made a convenient distraction in the drizzle.
The convenience angle was apt as this was another drive out while the littlest Poyser slept in the back. She'd woken by the time we arrived at Thetford where some warehouse roofing attracted a small but catholic, gathering of gulls. We missed a 1CY Glaucous Gull but a smart, milky latte Iceland Gull and 3 cracking Caspian Gulls allowed a close and meaningful appreciation. Great value.
1CY Caspian Gull, standing out like a sore thumb
4CY Caspian Gull, more subtle but still distinctive