This Lesser Black-backed Gull has been dropping in to Alnwickhill this winter so I was pleased to get it on my year list on the 1st. Increasingly seen in winter in Lothian, possibly as a result of climate change, this is the first one I have seen in winter locally.
The weather has certainly been extremely windy recently, another feature of climate change perhaps. I was cursing the strengthening wind yesterday as the vibration of my scope prevented a clear digiscope shot of this (Nowegian?) colour-ringed Common Gull. At least two colour-ringed Common Gulls were at the site yesterday (the rings were on different legs - does this mean ringed as an adult or pullus, I wonder?). Once again, no codes were read successfully - even after altering the levels etc below - the Common Gulls tend to roost at the far side of the site.