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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Carlton Marshes Glaucous Gulls

On Saturday 17th January, a tweet from Robert Wil, led me to divert to Carlton Marshes I went to the Mound and overlooking an unusually flooded Peto's Marsh, Rob was still there and kindly showed me one of the Glaucous Gull's the darker bird at the very back of the field partially obscured by the GBB Gull. Scanning along at the back just in front of a Leylandii tree at the back, by a group of Gulls the nearest ones I saw the fine other, second 1st winter Glaucous Gull, with distinctive long pink and black bill. It moved around and then eventually disappeared behind other Gulls. Just right of there a leucistic, very white looking Herring Gull was seen in front of another pool of water.

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