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.
|BH Gull in breeding plumage|
|BH Gull 1st Winter|
|Common Gull 1st Winter|
|Went for Common Gull although has red around its eye.|
|BH,Common & Herring Gull|
|Redcar Tarn Gulls|