Gary Pullan found an adult Bonaparte's Gull in the gull roost at Boddington Res this afternoon, first located at about 4.15pm and still present at 5pm. This is believed to be the first reported instance of this species in Northants. Access to this location is free and there are car parking facilities. No doubt there will be quite a number of birders present tomorrow afternoon to see if it returns!
This afternoon an adult female Peregrine tore through a flock of gulls in the Brampton Valley below Hanging Houghton this afternoon and successfully caught, killed and consumed a Black-headed Gull.