July 24th   Leave a comment

At high tide this evening on Balcomie there were only a handful of dunlin and no sign of the little stint. But it was a nice evening with some weak sunshine, sandwich terns passing in noisy groups, a northern wheatear and as I was leaving the first Mediterranean gull of the summer. A juvenile, just moulting into first winter plumage, still with some brown tones, but just starting its black mask. It landed on the beach for less than half a minute before heading off to Fife Ness.

Juvenile Mediterranean gull (JA)

Posted July 24, 2020 by wildcrail in Sightings

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