A superb day today. News of a Laughing Gull had me scrambling to nearby Marton Mere on the outskirts of Blackpool, where it had been seen in the caravan park. It didn't take long to see the bird either, as it was coming to bread being thrown by children watching the ducks. Photographic opportunities were plentiful, as the bird landed on the fence where we were stood. It stayed for a while before going to roost on the mere, no doubt after having eaten to much.