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Sabine's Gull in the Avon Valley


On the morning of 18th August, a Sabine's Gull was seen heading inland from Fisherman's Bank. An hour or so later, it was relocated on the pig fields just east of Sopley. Then, on 19th, it was seen in pig fields west of the Cat and Fiddle, but then moved to the Avon Causeway area, where it became more settled and allowed the local photographers to catch up with it. The bird was aged as a first-summer, presumably a plumage that is quite rare to experience in the UK, with most records being adults or juveniles occuring after westerly gales.


Jimmy Main

Alan Hayden

Alan Hayden

Alan Hayden

Jimmy Main

Alan Hayden
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