Returned to Pontllyfni this afternnon with Reg and Andy. The gull flocks were concentrated halfway between Pontllyfni and Dinas Dinlle. The three white wingers were showing well if a little distant and were very easy to loose amongst the throngs of large gulls.
Simon's Glauc - a striking almost all-white bird with just some faint pale colourng on the mantle. 1st winter seems to fit best. It was telling that when a peregrine buzzed the flocks this gull was the only one that stayed on the deck - cool
Adult Iceland - nice : ) and a plumage tick for me. Looked quite chunky and deep chested - very differnt from this (not that you can tell from the pic):
1st winter Iceland. A tatty slender bird and very attenuated - reminded me of a peacock the way it almost dragged its rear end around.
A few Great Northerns on the sea as well as a pair of goosanders and the usual Mergansers and Shags.