14th January 2016

 

Glaucous Gull (Mark Pearson)

Glaucous Gull (Mark Pearson)

Just as cold (but lacking the gale-force winds, storm surge and varied precipitation), today’s moderate west-north-west wind brought mainly sunshine and even more pleasingly a hatful of Glaucous Gulls to the area. A minimum of five (although likely six or seven) passed through the Brigg and bay corner during the day, with sightings also at North Cliff and the Gap (treated as the same here although possibly additional). Individuals included an adult (very rare here), a 3rd calendar year and three second calendar years (MJP, AJD, WS, NC et al.).

Glaucous Gull (Mark Pearson)

Glaucous Gull (Mark Pearson)

Other notable sightings included a Black-throated Diver (MJP), a Velvet Scoter and three Great Northern Divers, while the Red-necked Grebe was in the bay corner again.