Birding round Durham & Sunderland 2012

Birdwatching in & around Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland, County Durham.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Wearmouth for Ice's

Having read up on gulls on The Fog Blog, & working at Fulwell, i ventured to Roker Pier armed with a loaf of white sliced.

Absolute doddle - 4 Iceland Gulls seen no bother in the mouth of the river.
First Winter, two second winters & the regular adult.

I bumped into Roker Martin & pointed out 3 of the birds roosting together to the north of the Inner Pier - while he scanned the distant south pier.

Iceland dot in centre

How long will it be before we start to get them regularly up the river....?


  1. Keep thine eyes owpan' for Kumlien's. Get one of them at the Medaz' soon, git chos'.

  2. really nice header pic!! never seen that duck.........
    Saludos from Spain!