This evening David Bilcock and I turned up at Wilstone to check the gulls and unexpectedly found a DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE among the gulls. It flew around several times – including a very brief foray into Bucks before returning to settle on the water. It may have been there when we left, but we can’t be certain about that. No gulls of note were seen, but a single Little Egret was again roosting on Drayton Bank.
For the past two nights the gulls have been dispersed all over the water’s surface – going through them all methodically is difficult and time-consuming (Roy Hargreaves)