Saturday, 7 February 2015

Barges - High Tide

I've been wanting to sit at the barges and sift through the gulls for some time; yesterday afternoon gave me the opportunity. It was high tide so they were coming off the tip and sprucing up, smaller gulls quite close in with the larger ones further out

The barges had 58 Black Tailed Godwit and 18 Redshank roosting, Meadow Pipit flitted about everywhere and a large group of Skylark were moving about the grass area on the tip.

A group of gulls also rested here being harassed and harassing two Ravens. Bah, a life tick last week, now im seeing them everywhere, well not everywhere but you get the idea.

I was looking for Caspian or Med Gulls but instead found an Iceland Gull (3W). I was rather surprised to be honest as i didn't know any were knocking about in the area, it was only later i found out that one had been seen by Dominic mid to late Jan.

Anyway, it was out of reach of the camera and when i finally thought about getting a photo via digiscoping, a mass of gull including the Iceland took flight and passed overhead and onto the tip where i lost it.

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