After that it was an afternoon spent at Lackford Lakes SWT reserve. I was there way too early for the gull roost so amused myself photographing birds around the feeders by the centre - Siskins, Lesser Redpolls, Marsh Tit etc. It seemed like a bit of a repeat of species from last weekend but this time the pics are much better! Wandering down to a hide just past the sailing pit I was lucky to jam in on a Kingfisher within 5 minutes complete with freshly caught fish.
I then began my vigil by the sailing pit where the 2w Kumlien's Gull finally came in to roost at c16.00. I picked it up as soon as it came in but have to say it left me a little underwhelmed. If it is a Kumlien's it is very much at the Iceland Gull end of the spectrum with just a hint of dark primary centres and a faint grey wash on the flanks. There were also 2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls and a 1w Caspian Gull in the roost. While waiting and scanning a Peregrine circled over and on the pit were 4 Goldeneye and 2 Pintail of note.
Hybrid goose - Greylag x Canada