Started Saturday early at Llanilid when I walked across to the owl field in the dark and got in position with my baghide by 07.30 in the hope of photographing Hen Harriers which are wintering in the area having seen two "ringtails" late pm on a previous visit.
At 08.00 a single "ringtail" appeared over the owl field but did not stay and moved off south-east,I stayed in position until 10.00 and then decided to move down to the south fenceline dispensing with the hide.
No sooner had I packed away the hide when another "ringtail" appeared from nowhere and perched up on the east fenceline allowing me a record shot,I would have been closer with the hide but not an awful lot closer so wasn't too disappointed.
We rolled up just before high tide greeted by some familier faces but dipped on the putative Thayer's Gull which had shown briefly before we arrived but got on to the juv Kumlien's Gull which was a "tick" for Peter.
Big thanks to Sid and Colin for the look through their 'scopes.
The viewing couldn't have been worse as the congregation of gulls was about 200m away and almost directly into the setting sun but I did manage a "record" shot of the Kumlien's Gull,it's the paler gull and the only sitting gull in the photograph.