Category Archives: Gulls

Yellow-legged and Caspian Gull Identification Workshop

Gull aficionado Martin Elliott will be back on a one-time visit to Stanwick on 29th September to run a special Yellow-legged and Caspian Gull ID masterclass. Don’t miss it …        

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Stanwick Caspian Gull does Dunge!

Remember this juvenile Caspian Gull at Stanwick in September? Steve Fisher, the observer, has just had the news back on its origin. Its red ring, numbered 85P5, indicates it was ringed as a nestling in a Caspian Gull colony at … Continue reading

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Gull ID Masterclass

Next week! A one-off, in depth look at Caspian and Yellow-legged Gulls at Stanwick Lakes with national gull afficionado Martin Elliott. Don’t miss it!

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The Magic of the Med

They rarely linger in Northants or oblige with such close, prolonged views. This second-summer Mediterranean Gull is currently doing both. Since I found it last Sunday morning it appears to have become a bit of a celebrity among the Black-headed … Continue reading

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From Pitsea to Stanwick: a Glaucous Gull with a chequered history

… and a story of collaboration It was still there this evening. When Steve Fisher first found an adult Glaucous Gull at Stanwick Gravel Pits on 24th March, little did he know it would give rise to the unearthing of … Continue reading

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More Gull ID Masterclasses

With winter approaching, Martin Elliott is resuming his gull ID and ageing classes in both Cornwall and Northamptonshire.  Contact Martin at

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Azores High?

Possibly. I was driving back from a meeting in St Neots when, at about 4 pm, the phone buzzed and a tweet from Steve Fisher flashed up: Azorean type ad layby islands stanwick @bonxie #northantsbirds By good fortune I was … Continue reading

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