Sunday I headed up to Big Waters to try and get the monthly count off to a good start and it certainly did. Picking up Treecreeper, Bullfinch and Song Thrush in the first 10mins was certainly a bonus. Then whilst counting ducks from the hide Alan J latched onto a Med Gull with a Darvic Ring which was a year patch tick for me. It didn't stay around for long though and was off after a short nap which was rudely interrupted by something unobserved which made most of the Gulls head skywards. The first four pictures were taken around 7am.
The Med Gull having a good yawn before dropping off