As all the BHG's were flying past we started breading out the area just off the point and this caused a nice little feeding group of BHG's which managed to pull in 3 adult & the 1st summer Med in the photo above (P.Alfrey): For other photos visit: Non Stop Birding: http://peteralfreybirdingnotebook.blogspot.com/
Met up with Pete and the with Paul today, as we met with Paul he a had a Glaucous Gull waiting for us but sadly a dead bird with the remains of the 2nd Juvenile bird we saw back on the 13/02/10. We spent a few hours going through the Gulls whilst getting a battering from the relentless and strong winds and the best we could manage was 3 adult summer Plumaged Med Gulls. After a break for some hot food and some respite from the winds we ventured back out on to the Point for high tide. The video above shows a small percentage of the Waders in the area. Constant scanning of the river produced over 5000+ BH Gulls all flying east past the point. This produced a further 3 ad and 1 rather smart moulting 1st summer Med Gull with the resident small male Peregrine patrolling the skies above.
Remember this bird ? well sadly take a look at the photo below, found with just its head missing and wings out of place.
It is not that often you find a dead Gull let alone a white winger in the form of a Juvenile Glaucous Gull. Sad end to a rather smart bird. The results of ten hours in the field are as above as well as feeling totally knackered right now...