Voila, an Iceland amongst them.
It looked a bit odd, on the periphery of the flock, the right wing drooped as if damaged. My frown was replaced by a slight grin, that was quickly returned to a frown by the rain that had started. Not to be beaten , off to the end of the pier, clad only in t-shirt and jeans like a true (if not adopted) Bigg Marketeer on a weekend!!
Not much seen during the 20 minutes there - gulls, Gannets, Eiders and Cormorants.
But on the way back, the gull flock had dispersed for dog-related reasons but as I passed the Yacht Club, as if by magic, the Iceland Gull was there on the shore, less than 10 yards away. Camera in hand, batteries charged, and off we go, another POTW contender for Birdguides (NOT!).
And the end photo proves it can fly!