Saturday 19th April: Iceland Gull

It's been another good couple of days on the Meadow. Yesterday there was a lovely LESSER WHITETHROAT singing and working its way along the hedge that borders the Trap Ground allotments - I even managed to get a few glimpses of it as it flitted between the bushes. The floods have picked up a little as well with a few LITTLE RINGED PLOVER and RINGED PLOVER down at the Southern Tail over the last couple of days. The OYSTERCATCHERS have still been around, as have the last remaining pair of SHELDUCK. This evening I finally managed to find the first YELLOW WAGTAIL of the year in amongst the horses and cattle that are now back on the Meadow. Finally to cap it all there was a lovely 1w ICELAND GULL in amongst the straggler gull roost this evening, looking very bleached as they tend to do by this time of the year.

Iceland Gull - a strange throw-back to winter after all the spring 
migrant action over the last week or so

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