Monday, 3 March 2014

Redcar Tarn Gulls

Monday 3rd March p.m.
 A great day with plenty of sunshine & a temperature of 8°C, my last day before I'm
back to school so made the most of the weather with a trip up to Redcar Tarn.Some
good birds here which were dominated by Gulls, with c250 BH Gulls.A site first for
us on the island was a Herring Gull easier to ID with its pink legs on view.Also LBB
Gull & Common Gulls.One Gull had a red ring around its eye making us dither between
Common & Ring-billed Gull but the dark eye made us plump for Common.
  Still hard work with Gull IDs with all the variations between adult breeding plumage &
Winter plumage.Then you start with 1st,2nd,3rd Winter or Juvinile we'll not get into sub
species as I feel a headache coming on.
Herring Gull

LBB Gull

BH Gull in breeding plumage

BH Gull 1st Winter

BH Gull

Common Gull 1st Winter

Went for Common Gull although has red around its eye.

BH,Common & Herring Gull

Redcar Tarn Gulls


  1. That BHG in flight past the bush is both surreal and phenomenal, well done!

  2. Glad you liked it Nigel, a lot of luck in that snap.