23rd April: Low Newton, Northumberland
...more gannets and shags, plus
122. yellow wagtail
white wagtail (1st UK, after seeing them in Switzerland last month), and...
123. ICELAND GULL * (lifer #671)
In my youth, large white-winged gulls were real bogey birds, and finding an adult in breeding plumage was a great way to rectify this omission. Although 'finding' is putting it a bit too strongly, having already scanned the flash several times for wagtails and waders, another birder pointed out the gull in the field in front of us I'd previously overlooked...