I first noticed that something was going on when Ian Rackley and I were having our first tea break. There was a steady trickle of moulting adults passing west over Pyson's Road and I commented as such; Ian being completely un-impressed - "They're bloody seagulls!"
|Black-headed Gulls passing over Newland's farm|
|I guessed that juveniles were outnumbered 12:1 by the moulting adults seen today|
|Early July isn't when I expect to see large numbers of|
these smart little gulls around Newland's; mid-August is far more typical
when they are usually accompanied by decent numbers
of Mediterranean Gulls
|A rather smart little chap|