There seems some doubt about my record of Larus fuscus on the 5th August.
I was at the Cap as usual before first light. I have never seen another birder there at this time and I go about three times a week.
The gulls begin to pass through, nearly all going east, from first light. Dozens of Audouin’s and Yellow-legged gulls go through so there is plenty of time to get your eye in and adjust to the light conditions so when one Gull goes through which is so obviously different and several shades darker, it is clearly a Lesser Black-backed Gull.
I know the date is very early but so many other species have been logged this year at very odd times.