Berks Bird Race winner, Mike McCarthy, alerted locals to the likelihood of this first-for-the-county yank appearing in Berkshire* a month or so ago and so it was ironic that a Bristol birder put the news out, on Dec 2nd, of this adult in the massive mixed gull flock ...
... which divides its time between the Smallmead landfill and the various surrounding pits
Gull Guru Paul B-T relocated it the next day on the pit where it has been seen, off & on, for a week ... so far
* this is a repeat of
Smallmead Farm GP - December 5th 2005
in a flock of 2000 plus gulls ... but (luckily) keeping to itself