I have just received photos (via Norway!!??) of an adult breeding plumage LAUGHING GULL at Cape Kidnappers, just South of Napier.
It was on the beach with a few Red-billed Gulls right where the tractor ride finishes at the Cape. Unfortunately this was last Thursday (11th Oct) , so a whole week ago, and it has not been seen since.
But, assumimg this is the same bird that was briefly at Wairoa last Summer, (and Opotiki before that) it must be on the East Coast somewhere - all we have to do is find it!
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