Sunday, February 01, 2009

Glaucous Gull

My first 2nd winter Glaucous Gull was found a few days ago feeding on the masses of mussels that have washed up on Bridlington's North Beach. This bird was a belter and as you can see its a real pale individual with a pale iris and pale tip to the bill.

This bird was constantly flying up and down the beach, mainly due to dog walkers spooking the bird, but also following the large numbers of Herring, Common and Black Headed Gulls which were joining in the feeding frenzy.


Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Cracking Gull well pictured Steve

Steve Race said...

Thanks Mike, it was a cracking bird and my first second winter, I think it is still around, if you get the chance I would make the trip to see it.