Iceland Gull for Christmas

SzimiStyle Birding

Yesterday a 2nd winter Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) was found by a local birder at the Newton Leys small lake near the landfill. My health challenges didn’t allow to do my usual birding routine in the last few weeks, but the Christmas shopping at the local ASDA superstore was a good excuse to grab a camera as well and visit the site where the bird had been relocated earlier this morning. The gull roosting site was almost the backyard of ASDA so didn’t have to go far.

Characteristic Iceland Gull among other gulls at the Newton Leys narrow lake. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly

The Iceland Gull is a rarity in our area so it was a real treat to see it just two miles from my home. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly

At my arrival, half of the gulls were roosting on the pasture(?), the rest…

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