Tuesday 17 December 2019

Goring Gap

There was only time for a brief bit of birding again today, so I had just under an hour at Goring Gap at lunchtime. In fact, I only stayed that long because I came across a beautiful 2cy Caspian Gull in the southwest field. Like my recent 1cy, after a few minutes I realised it was ringed. This time it was yellow, XCJV, from a German project.

Most significant about this bird is, after a strong run of 1cy individuals, this is at last the first older bird recorded at the Gap. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we complete the set. I'm particularly looking forward to an adult dropping in...

2cy Caspian Gull

Also present were two adult Mediterranean Gulls and 36 Common Gulls of note.