Sunday, 1 February 2009


As part of the search for the Iceland Gull which was at Weston in the morning, I broadened the search heading back down to Southsea, where there has recently been decent numbers down there, including an adult and 2nd winter Glaucous Gulls.

On arrival the 2nd winter was just offshore feeding in the surf, as was 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls. Further up the coast between the pier and castle was a Red-necked Grebe with a Great-crested Grebe about 100 yards offshore.

The 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull, again the adult managed to elude me, and one of the Mediterranean Gulls © Ashley Howe

Unfortunately there was no sign of the Iceland Gull, and no one else was able to pick it up either.

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