Friday, October 21, 2005

Laughing Gull - nr Featherstone, West Yorks - 21st October 2005.

A long time has passed since my first and only other Laughing Gull (the famous Newcastle General Hospital adult of the mid 1980's), so I was keen to see this 2ndw bird, present in fields adj to the B6428 on the outskirts of the splendidly named village of Purston Jaglin. The bird, loosely associating with c100 Black-headed Gulls, appeared three times between 12.30-15.00hrs in this field but was obviously mobile, field-feeding in the wider area between sightings. Unfortunately due to the distance of the bird when it appeared, only camcorder videograbs could be obtained.