A 1st summer Sabine’s Gull had been frequenting the gravel pit complex at Nosterfield Quarry, in North Yorkshire, for nearly three weeks. It seems that early summer is becoming a regular time of the year to connect with one of these tri-coloured wanderers. After last years full summer adults in Alaska, then a 1st summer, gracing Derbyshire in early July, it was good to see another one of these beautiful gulls at an inland site. We decided to head off into North Yorkshire, Saturday 15th July, to see the Honey Buzzards and hopefully connect with the Sabine’s Gull, all worked out rather well and we even had Crossbill, Siskin and Marsh Tit at the Wykeham Forest Raptor Watch Point.
Sabine’s Gull – 1st summer – above 4 images – North Yorkshire – Tony Davison©