Nipped down the coast today to visit the harbour mouth of Sunderland where a adult Iceland gull has been seen. As soon as I left the car it flew over my head and behind the apartment's here......bugger! But thankfully it returned. Mr Scott and his good lady where onto the bird as I arrived at the old pier here, the above shot shows what greeted me here.
After this the bird seemed to do a circuit every now and then of the habour mouth disappearing from sight at times only to reappear a little later.
Stunning views had at times as it flew very close.
This Kittiwake was in the harbour area today also.
Along with 5 Red throated divers, 2 of which where higher up the river than the marina.