Sunday, 23 March 2014

Iceland Gull

This morning at The Patch in the company of DW, KP et al, we were scanning for yesterdays 1w Glaucous Gull when a 1w Iceland Gull drifted into view. Also seen the regular 1w Glaucous Gull, 2+ Mediterranean Gulls, 1 Eider west and a couple of Red-throated Divers and Guillemots off shore of note.
1w Iceland Gull
1w Iceland Gull
1w Iceland Gull
On the power station an array of Herring Gull deterrent's Plastic Owls, Hawk Kites, Gas Guns and Distress calls. 
Even the 1w Glaucous Gull isn't put off by the deterrent's
It really puts the Herring Gulls off, they can hardly sleep!
Another look at the sea this afternoon from The Point saw no change in the lack of offshore movement. On the shingle opposite Spion Kop 10+ Wheatears, 4 Linnets, 4 Skylarks and 2 Meadow Pipits. This morning a Black Kite came in off the sea per DB.   

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