July 27th 2016
Although still very early in the year I made a visit to Southend in the chance of seeing a juvenile Med Gull, in past years they have turned up quite early, sometimes in numbers.
With a peak high tide around 5.35am, I was down there just after hoping that the tide may have pushed them up on the beach.
Armed with some bread it proved so and worked out quite well, the only downside was the dark skies for photos but nonetheless I still saw 2 juveniles so all good.
Both were loosely associating with each other along with 5 other more mature Med Gulls in a large flock of Black Headed Gulls.
Also had a look along the beach for any Sanderling just in case but suspect it’s still a bit early yet.