Thursday, 3 January 2013


2012 wasn't a bad year for gulling, despite no Irish or Scottish trips for the first time in a while. It can be summed up in a word: THAYER'S. The discovery of Britain's second in a field in Lincolnshire on a break from working nearby will likely remain one of the highlights of my birding career. And less than a month after finding a 1w Bonaparte's Gull in Northumberland!

23 self-found Caspian Gulls wasn't a bad tally either, with some lovely juveniles in Norfolk in August and a bit of an autumn influx too.

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