Bird news from across North Wales and beyond
Ta for the heads up. Gotten a lot rarer in the last ten years or so. Are there more than usual in Ireland? Perhaps a result of the weather bomb?Mike.
Ring billed gulls have enjoyed a prolific fortnight, with as many as ten reported around Britain — the highest total for some time. These included several new birds, including an adult showing well at the traditional location of Helston Boating Lake, Cornwall, from 3rd and a first-winter at Swanpool, Cornwall, on 30th. Hampshire boasted two adults (at Gosport and Blashford Lakes), and at least two were seen in Devon. A minimum of 22 in Ireland included threes at Bray, Co Wicklow, and Nimmo's Pier, Co Galway, and two (adult and first-winter) in Limerick City. per Birdguides