Caspian Gull at Knott End

On the evening of 30th September 2014 Chris Batty discovered a third-winter Caspian Gull on Preesall Sands at Knott End. The bird had been ringed as pullus at Kozielno, Paczkow, S-SW Poland, (50°28' N, 16°58' E) on 25th May 2012 and had subsequently been recorded in western France on five occasions between 23rd August 2013 and 15th January 2014. Photos of the bird taken in western France on 14th March 2013 can be viewed here.

Photo by Chris Batty.