|Dawn at Whitburn|
Another trip up to Whittle Dene this afternoon failed to turn up the Franklin's Gull amongst the huge Common Gull flocks. There were 2 Pintail on the main reservoir and a fly-over Yellow Wagtail.
I returned this evening expecting to see loads of birders waiting for the gull to come to the fields before roost, as it had the last two nights. Instead there was just Stew and Tom with the bird already in the scope as it fed in the field just south of the most southerly reservoir. Just like on Friday the flock lifted and flew high to the east at 18.51. A bit distant for the camera, but I managed a couple of phonescoped efforts.