Brixham/Berry Head

The Iceland Gull was again off Berry Head this afternoon and followed a trawler toward Brixham before turning back toward the headland. Never close, this pale pale bird appeared to have an pretty much all dark bill which would make it a juv, but while it was settled on the water the bill appeared to have a more extensive pale base so it might well be a 2w, better too for plumage. 1 hybrid Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull on rocks at Berry Head too. 

video clip: https://youtu.be/Lvp8Igu5PDo 

 

Posted January 19th, 2018 at 7:10 pm by Mike Langman in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts