On wasteland near my office a large expanse of concrete pools rain-water into a large ‘luddle’ (somewhere between a lake and a puddle) and when not in use as a car park, Herring and Black-headed Gulls congregate in the centre. My car provided a rather effective hide as I watched these two black-headed gulls preen in the low winter light. Both the adult and juvenile have black tips to their bill but the younger bird has buff-orange legs and upper bill, compared to the adult’s deeper red.
11 Blue tits3 Great tits2 Woodpigeon2 Chaffinch1 Marsh tit1 Coal tit1 Blackbird1 Robin1 Wren 12 noon – 1pm, Sunday 26th JanuaryDamp, persistent drizzle at times. Windy.