Glaucous Gull

  A surprise on Hooe lake [Plymouth] this morning was a massive white winger preening on the wreck along with a Great Black-backed and juvenile Herring Gulls. Glaucous - probably a second winter.  It only remained for a few minutes at 10 am when all the gulls suddenly lifted off, circled, giving great views, and disappeared SE - Wembury direction.  I have been looking at the lake for about 50 years on and off and that's the best bird I've ever found there!  Not having the camera with me was a shame though.

Posted February 10th, 2013 at 12:36 pm in Bird News