Down on Deepdale Marsh (sounds like the beginning of a book !) and this superb Little Gull graced the reeds and pools. Smallest Gull in the world and I would say one of the nicest. Poor light meant ISO speeds of 1000 plus so pictures a bit grainy, especially when cropped in.
hugely cropped picture showing a few residual unmoulted or is it unworn winter feathers ?Saker (no streaks on the vent ) along the Chooseley road. It had a jessie but for a few seconds I thought I was onto something big ! The bird hung around for a month or so and moulted a fair bit during that time.