Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Iceland, Ring-billed...Gulls at Llys-y-Fran

An hour pre-dusk was well worth the cold at Llys-y-Fran reservoir this evening.
16:15 all gulls lifted and after a short fly around reorganised the roost nicely. The adult Ring-billed Gull now appeared near the front of the roost, and a few minutes later a very clean 3rd cal yr Iceland Gull appeared on the end of the roost near the cages. I guess this Iceland Gull had just arrived and was the same bird as seen by Toby previously (16th Jan)
The bulk of the Gulls by 16:45 were Lesser Black-backed Gulls - 2300, also an unusually good count of 500 Herring Gulls.