Migrant(?) Great-spotted Woodpecker on burnt Gorse on Bangor Mountain
1 of 5 migrant 1st winter Common Gulls
Very showy Guillemot 'wrecked' in Bangor Harbour.
After lunch I decided to cover Bangor Harbour as much as I could with the hope of finding something decent. There was an obvious small gull migration, with an estimated 650+ Black-headed Gulls in 2 hours, plus 5 1st winter Common Gulls. I also managed to find a winter plumage Slavonian Grebe which is the first one I've seen around Bangor itself, despite seeing several off Llanfairfechan and Aber Ogwen this year alone. A nice record.
I was also nice to get some superb photo opportunities of a couple of Guillemots that appear to have not handled the strong winds especially well, but were actively feeding, so hopefully will be able to wade out the 'storms'.
Quieter than I had hoped, but managed to get lots of records to input to BirdTrack, so not a complete waist!