An eye for Iceland and Glaucous Gulls

 The latest identification video tackles the difficult pair of gulls, Iceland and Glaucous. March is one of the best months of the year to catch up with wandering gulls as they make their way back to their summer haunts.

Recent Bird ID videos

Sanderling. Photograph by Neil Calbrade

The key to differing between many small, plump waders is to become accustomed with Dunlin first. In this video we compare Sanderling and Curlew Sandpiper to their more well-recognised cousin.

Black-headed gull. Photograph by George H Higginbotham

A hooded gull in summer is likely to be the ubiquitous Black-headed Gull, but there are a couple of other species that sport the same summer finery.

Meadow Pipit. Photograph by Jill Pakenham

A small brown streaky bird launches into the air in front of you, singing its heart out, but is it a Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit or even a Skylark?