It could be seen at the retail park, on one of the lamp posts at any time of day from 8am to 6pm. If it got enough to eat it would fly off west, towards Smallmead, and mightn't be seen again for up to two hours - rarely much longer
It came down for bread, chips, bits of KFC and, for me most reliably for tinned sardines. The knack was to throw food down for it when the BHGs couldn't see!
It was great to see it moult over the month or so. Something which can, of course, be seen in any number of BHGs but somehow the rarer bird makes the process more interesting. It was very nearly full summer by the time it left
Last report of this bird was April 1st
Larus atricilla, Dec 2nd '05 ― Apr 1st '06
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