With the inclement weather keeping most observers at home today it was impressive that the 1st winter Glaucous Gull was located by Wirral stalwart John Jones at New Brighton 'dips' this morning. The 'Glauc' was located sitting amongst the larger gulls in dips. Not surprisingly at this site, the bird was disturbed by dog walkers and relocated to the less disturbed but windy beach. This is presumably the same bird found at Hoylake last week and possibly the same bird that was reported on the Marine Lake pontoon for just 10 minutes during mid February. This time the bird afforded views good enough for a couple of shots to be rattled off.
With the Laughing Gull remaining on the Pontoon all day too , its quite the Purple Patch for gulls on North Wirral.
AMC, KD, DH , JJ