Tuesday, September 15, 2009

5th September 2009

Sabine's Gull, Hoylake, Wirral

I finally managed to catch up with this bird, having heard news of a lingering adult Sab Gull on the Wirral after the strong NW wings earlier in the week. A great bird, which spent most of its time feeding alone. Occasionally it ventured much closer to the promenade, where most of the black-headed gulls were congregating, therefore allowing interesting size comparison with its common cousins.

Size comparison with black-headed gull.
This is my first Sabine's gull, and the last of the 3 arctic gulls I've managed to catch up with in the UK.


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