Common sandpipers on the Bedminster side of the New Cut this lunchtime were unexpected
Just the one bird but my first for four years and species number 190 for Somerset
I had to double-take. Logic kept dictating that it had to be a black-headed gull.
Two obvious wing bars were the first field mark to rouse suspicions
I trust my snap identification, on the whole. So, merlin goes on the Bristol list.