Another evening visit to the Meadow which is still heavily flooded with the river also at the top of its banks. The conditions are too flooded for the shore-line waders such as sandpipers and plover but the long-legged waders such as godwits are well suited and there are now three BLACK-TAILED GODWITS on the floods. Four noisy OYSTERCATCHERS flew in calling as I was leaving. In the gull roost the 2nd summer MEDITERRANEAN GULL was still about and there was also an interesting "ghost" black-headed gull which is nearly all white apart from some colour on its head - presumably it's a partial albino.
Videograb record shot of the partially albino black-headed gull
Some footage of the Med. gull this evening
Mary Gregory reported a BARN OWL (a year tick) in Burgess Field late afternoon.