Hot on the heals of last month's patch tick (Night Heron), along came another on Saturday evening. Yellow-legged Gull - a spanking adult on the beach at where the Dunbar Burn runs out.
This is a first for me at Druridge and a first for the patch as far as I am aware.
|Stands out a bit|
|Some of the hundred-plus gulls. Can't spot anything odd here, but the bird in the middle looks a bit odd.|
I've seen thousands of yellow-legged gulls on my travels, but this was only my third in Northumberland, the last was a East Chevington in July 2006 and the first at Bamburgh in 2000. This takes my patch list to 256 and the overall patch list to 276.
|Meadow pipit about to feed it's young|
|Another yellow wagtail|