Jim Welford has submitted a sightings report for Thayer's Gull at Mirfiled.
YNU – BIRDS SECTION
RARITY DESCRIPTION FORM
Date(s) and time seen
SE 21975 19746
Who first identified it?
Martin Gray from photos on Facebook UKgulls.blogspot.com
Any who disagree?
10x40 Opticron Binoculars
Distance from bird
Was the bird photographed?
Have the photos been supplied/published?
Yes all my photos are here; https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.770717503002661&type=1
Photo by G Jepson from the following day here; http://www.birdforum.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=527137&d=1419976938
Species present for comparison
Herring Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull
Which species were alongside the bird
Observer(s) experience of the species
Observer(s) experience of similar
species same day or previously
Iceland Gull in Scarborough about 6 years ago, Kumlien’s Gull at Barmston 2 years ago.
Bright, clear, 0°C
Bright sunshine, unfortunately I waspretty much looking into the sun.
Rain, mist, etc
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