Private study (2019-21)
Scottish Birds 39:2 (2019) p184-186
Scottish Birds 38:1 (2018) p51-55
Clyde Birds 22 (2015) p97-99
A Caspian Gull, Larus cachinnans, was discovered at Strathclyde Country Park during February 2008. This first winter bird constitutes the first record of this species for the Clyde recording area. Christopher McInerny and Keith Hoey's article for Clyde Birds can be read here.
Clyde Birds 16 (2006) p135-137
During January and February 2002, large numbers of “white-winged” gulls were recorded in the Clyde area, with 42 Iceland Gulls (Larus glaucoides) and 15 Glaucous Gulls (Larus hyperboreus) being seen. Amongst these birds, one example of the North American race of Iceland Gull, Kumlien's Gull (Larus glaucoides kumlieni), was identified. In this short article, Christopher McInerny and Stephen Votier summarise the incidence of these birds, put this is into the context of white-winged gull distribution in the UK in 2002, and explore reasons why the winter of 2002 was good for these species in the Clyde area.
Birding Scotland 5:2 (2002)
A wealth of rubbish tips and accessible roost sites make the Glasgow area excellent place in whlch to watch gulls during the winter months. In this article the authors describe a number of where, in the past few years, they have found lceland, Kumlien's, Glaucous, Mediterranean, Ring-billed and 'Western' Yellow-legged Gulls (treated here as a separate species from Herring Gull). By providing information on the best sites and what can be found in our area, they hope to inspire people to seek out rare gulls for themselves, either at these or their own local tips and reservoirs.