Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Fish Fight!

First thing this morning at The Patch 3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls and 15 Common Terns among the usual Herring and Black-headed Gulls.
The ARC from Hanson saw 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Little Ringed Plovers, a Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper of note, a Reed Warbler was still singing in front the hide and a few Swifts and Sand Martins were over the lake.
On Burrowes another each of Little-ringed Plover, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper also 2 Knot.
 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
A sea watch this afternoon from the fishing boats 14.00-16.30 was very slow though a Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and Great Black-backed Gull gave me some entertainment in a one sided battle for a flat fish:
Common Scoter: 5E
Great-crested Grebe: 16 around
Fulmar: 1W
Gannet: 9E      61W
Cormorant: 21 around
Dunlin: 3W
Sanderling: 2W
Yellow-legged Gull: 3+ juveniles around
Kittiwake: 1W
Sandwich Tern: 3W
Common Tern: 15W
Swift: 7 out
Sand Martin: 3 out
Harbour Porpoise: 3+
 Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
1st Summer Great Black-backed Gull the victor
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull the vanquished.

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