On Birdguides yesterday there was a report of a Ist year Sabine's gull at Blanket Nook. I thought I would go to Blanket Nook on the way from Altnagelvin hospital to my parents home in Donegal. As I was visiting my mother at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, who had had surgery to remove bowel cancer a few days before.
When I got there there was one other birder, who I hadnt come across before and he asked me if I wanted to look at the Sabine's Gull. I have only seen an adult before so wasnt sure about the id and took the birder's advice and then I took a few photos.
I then sent them off to a couple of sites. I then decided to look up Sabine's Gull in "Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America" by Klaus Malling Olsen and realised that the photos I had sent were not a Sabine's Gull :-(
Joe Doolan of Irishbirding.comthen put me right.It was a juvenile Black Headed Gull. Thank you Joe.
I then went out to Killard NR and photographed this Ringed Plover (I hope)
There was also this Tiger Moth