Most days would produce them, usually the first sign being their distinctive call as they floated by overhead. The Firth hide on the RSPB reserve was a good place to observe them at close quarters, although they would stay for a just brief period, time for a quick wash and preen before heading off.
|Is there a finer sight than an adult Mediterranean Gull? Yes - two of them!|
|They would often come down to bathe with Black-headed Gulls just outside the hide|
|This second-summer (or third calendar year bird if you prefer) was ringed in either Belgium or Holland|
|Looking a bit sorry for itself - a second calendar year bird|