BIRDING

 

 

SOUTH

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

ICELAND GULL

Larus glaucoides

 


 

Iceland Gull | South Glos Birds

 

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RECORDS (17)

 

2022

A 2nd calendar loafing and flying on the far Tidal Reservoir wall, Oldbury Power Station at dawn on April 23rd. Present for around 25 minutes before departing slowly upriver.

 

2019

An adult over The Jetty and Lagoon II, Oldbury Power Station on April 6th.

 

2012

One in flight to the south past New Passage on May 5th.

 

2008

A 2nd winter from Severn Beach on November 3rd.

 

2004

A probable 2nd winter on the shore at Oldbury Power Station on December 26th.

 

2000

One on Northwick Warth on January 23rd; One at Stoke Gifford Tip was present in the area from February 1st - 13th; Two were at Oldbury Power Station on February 17th - 18th with one until February 24th and again on March 5th.

 

1999

A juvenile/ 1st winter at Severn Beach on January 5th; One at Oldbury Power Station on October 9th.

 

1998

One at Oldbury Power Station on February 15th.

 

1996

One at Oldbury Power Station on March 17th.

 

1989

A 1st summer from New Passage on May 13th.

 

1988

A 1st winter at New Passage on January 3rd.

 

1984

One on Northwick Warth from February 11th until March 8th.

 

1977

One at Severn Beach on November 5th.

 

1940

On February 23rd an immature was identified at Stoke Gifford. When first seen it was soaring directly overhead in company with a number of young Herring Gulls with which it corresponded in size but differed noticeably in the entirely transparent appearance of the primary feathers. Later, as the bird heeled over, identification was further confirmed by the creamy white upper parts and the absence of any black on the wing-tips.

 


 

 

 

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