|A pair of Pintail on Mons Pool|
Trying my luck again with the gulls after lunch, I had more success; viewing from the Hawton to Cotham road, a couple of hundred large gulls were loafing on the bare soil mound just north of the landfill, and amongst them was the colour-ringed 2nd W Glaucous Gull. I got a bit closer by walking along the northern edge of the former Cotham household waste site, and could confirm that the yellow ring on the Glauc's leg read T:193.
|2nd W Glaucous Gull at Cotham Landfill (yellow ring on left leg)|
|2nd W Glaucous Gull at Cotham Landfill|
At this point, all the gulls took flight (and it was apparent that a much larger number had been stood out of sight on the back of the soil mound), so I scoped the landfill site for a bit from the Sustrans Route, picking out the Glauc a couple of times, but I couldn't find anything else of note.