Wednesday, 27 January 2016

50,000+ Gulls!!

Blizzard of Gulls
When I left home this morning I wasn't expecting to be out all day. Gale force winds with drizzle in the air didn't bode well. I arrived at the fishing boats to be met by a veritable blizzard of Gulls moving West. 
Mediterranean Gull
08.45-12.45 & 13.45-16.00 with MH and DW, joined this afternoon by OL.
Brent Goose: 43E
Gadwall: 3W
Teal: 1W
Wigeon: 75W
Red-throated Diver: 2W  1 on sea
Fulmar: 25W
Gannet: 137W
Cormorant: 594W
Turnstone: 6 on beach
Sanderling: 1W
Great Skua: 1W
Black-headed Gull: 38,000+W
Common Gull: 9,000+W
Mediterranean Gull: 7W
Herring Gull: 3,500W
Yellow-legged Gull: 2W
Caspian Gull: 1 the regular 1w bird on the beach
Lesser Black-backed Gull: 37W
Great Black-backed Gull: 500+W
Kittiwake: 3,816W
Glaucous Gull: 1 the regular 1w bird on the beach
Guillemot: 207W
Razorbill: 184W
Auk sp: 92W
Grey Seal: 2 present

Common Seal: 1 present
A superb sea watch from the relative shelter of the fishing boats.
Great Skua
Mediterranean Gull

1 comment:

  1. A stunning event Martin that, but for the dedication of a band of resident birders, would have been missed. You put in the time and you get your rewards. Pleased for you all!