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Old Monday 24th April 2017, 12:39   #21
kb57
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Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Durham, UK
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23rd April: Low Newton, Northumberland
...more gannets and shags, plus
121. guillemot
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...
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