Two Porpoises were feeding offshore.
The new islands in front of Firth Hide on the RSPB Reserve are providing plenty of opportunities to study gulls. Today there were at least seven Caspian Gulls, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a Herring Gull which had been ringed on Hornoya Island in the Varanger Fjord and almost as far north as you can get in Europe. Weather conditions were not great for photography but a selection are shown below.
|Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans adult and first-winter RSPB Reserve 5th December 2017|
|Herring Gull Larus argentatus spp argentatus 3rd winter RSPB Reserve 5th December 2017|
This colour-ringed bird (JU651) was ringed at Hornoya Island at the entrance to Varanger Fjord in northern Norway
|A Larus League of Nations. RSPB Reserve 5th December 2017|
In this image is a Caspian Gull, a Yellow-legged Gull and the norwegian-ringed Herring Gull amongst Lesser Black-backed Gulls, more typical Herring Gulls and Great Back-backed Gulls.