Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Bully!

I have been without a mobile phone for 2 days now since it went for dip in the sea, I am ashamed to say that I feel almost bereft without it.   
 In better weather conditions today the sea was quite busy first thing with some Auks moving, but movement petered out to be replaced with the tooing and froing of Auks and Red-throated Divers. There was a small movement of ducks and waders with c100 each of Wigeon and Teal, a few each of Shoveler, Pintail and Tufted Duck. Waders were represented by small numbers of Dunlin, Sanderling, Knot, Grey Plover, Curlew and a single Bar-tailed Godwit. Also of note 6 Little Gulls flew west.
 From the seawatch hide the 1w Glaucous Gull was performing brilliantly for a couple of hours at least, cruising up and down the beach effortlessly using the updraught from the sea wall. Any Herring Gull or Great Black Backed Gulls that got in its way were given short shrift, when David G. through some Squid for the Glaucous Gull a Kittiwake that dared to try and take some was brutally beaten up.

                 It was happy to take fish guts, Whiting and Ling donated by an angler.

On The Patch, 6 Little Gulls and Mediterranean Gull. At Scotney early afternoon there were no wild geese present, but 100+ Golden Plover and the Long Tailed Duck. Late afternoon driving back along the causeway 2 Great White Egrets were at the south end of the ARC and a Bittern flew over the road from the ARC to Boulderwall.


  1. The 3rd image down is awesome, love the birds pose !!

    And for me, your best image that i've seen ....

    Wonderful .....

  2. Hi,great photo`s,I missed the gull today,I thought it would be near the fishing boats - - damn.