I had been told about where to watch the birds from, firstly the Marsh, sadly this was not good at this time, looking straight into the sun. So, went to the beach. The stream running to the Sea was the place to be. There was a 1st Winter Glaucous Gull, the adult Kumliens Gull, Kittiwakes, plus the usual 5 common species. A couple of Ravens, and a Sparrowhawk were also seen here.
After a while i walked back to the car, along the pebble beach, there were quite a few dead Auks, beached during the recent storms, sad.........
|Glaucous Gull (2nd Winter)|
|Mediterranean Gull (Adult Winter)|
|Glaucous Gull (1st Winter)|
|Nelsons Gull (2nd Winter)|
We also refound the Green-winged Teal, but at the back of the Marsh, but it did fly around a couple of times with the European Teal. Towards the end of the day, as the light was starting to go, a ringtail Hen Harrier flew around at the back of the Marsh too.
|European Teal & the Drake Green-winged Teal|
It is in there, honest!!!!
So, all in all, a well worthwhile trip! A new species of Gull, and some decent pix, which always helps!!!