Monday, 27 December 2010
After a quiet day I made my way up to The Scrub at Banstead Woods at 3.00pm in case yesterday's gull did a repeat performance. Eleven minutes later I was snapping away at an adult Great Black-backed Gull as it circled overhead, almost certainly yesterday's bird. The extensive white on the tips of the three outermost primaries and the broad trailing edge to the secondaries were visible and recorded photographically (as well as its overall bulk). It's a species that is not very exciting to anyone with water but it's certainly not easy at a place like my patch!
Canons Farm & Banstead Woods Life List: 99
Canons Farm & Banstead Woods Year List 2010: 99