Sunday, 27 March 2016

Adult Thayers Gull Wow

A putative Thayers gull had been found at Minsmere, usually these turn into nothing but Danny rang me to say he was on his way there if I wanted to join him, what the hell. So we reached Minsmere and the South hide where the bird was immediately on show and to my surprise it was a stonking adult. Managed a few shots before it moved behind other birds. Looking at the bird it looked very very good.

During the time we watched the bird I searched for other gulls, a 1st winter Caspian Gull was a bonus.

Someone called out a White winger too which turned into a much wanted 1st/2nd winter Iceland Gull

A Glauc was seen earlier in the day and then we must have missed it returning as we moved hides, but no great loss. We did manage 2 Jack Snipe from the North Hide.


 Med Gulls and Little Egrets finished the afternoon of just nicely.

Didn't expect a Thayers gull when I broke up from work this Easter.  :-)

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