I had given up on the 1st winter Iceland Gull returning to Alnwickhill, but it was there again today at lunchtime. A quick visit coincided with some very unpleasant weather and I was in two minds whether to bother getting out of the car. I'm glad I did as the Iceland Gull was one of the few birds on the filter beds and it did not seem in the least perturbed by the conditions. It generally sat tight in comparison to the Herring Gulls which were arriving to bathe. Once again the coarse markings of the Iceland Gull were apparent. Head-on, in particular, it could be the darkest gull in the group.