Monday 6 July 2020

Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

A classic juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at Passage House was the standout bird of this morning's WeBS count; it may be the first juvenile to be recorded in Devon this year. Three adult Mediterranean Gulls were roosting with c.200 Black-headed Gulls at Flow Point although no terns could be picked out. Other totals included 84 Canada Geese, 38 Mute Swans, 10 Little Egrets, 31 Curlew, 15 Oystercatchers and two Common Sandpipers. Plastic waterfowl included presumably the same Bar-headed Goose seen in April back at Passage House.

Yellow-legged Gull


  1. Well done Will, looks like the first juv this summer!

  2. Wow - that's a cracker! Had my first juv Herring out and about tonight, always a disappointment when the first juv turns out to just be a Herring! Nice one Will

  3. Thanks Mike and Steve! I've seen a few other juvs on the Teign that haven't been quite so obvious, but this bird really stood out