Next we did the full-on urban birding bit with heavy traffic moving immediately behind us whilst we scanned through endless gulls resting out on a warehouse roof. Eventually we located our quarry, a fine adult Caspian Gull and discovered later that an immature too was present in the same area. I discovered later that we were also on the edge of Sheffield's Red Light District!! Not a spot to be recognized on one's birthday I suggest, but the extremely low temperatures and snow underfoot did a thorough job and ensured any errant thoughts were
The remaining part of the day was "birthday boy" orientated with a viewing of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy", and absolutely excellent film, ( make sure you see it ) and dinner out in the evening.
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