Sunday, 11 September 2011

Cob Pool Med Gulls

Passed through town this afternoon and could not resist another look in the harbour. It was mild again, with broken sunshine and a SW gale blowing. Mild enough for a Chiffchaff to be singing from the Sea Buckthorn!

The low tide waders comprised: 17 Oystercatcher, an influx of 108 Ringed Plover, 9 Dunlin, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Curlew, 33 Redshank, while the lone Greenshank was still stuck in the mud on the Cob Pool. A massive count of 9 Moorhen (!) and 8 Teal were also here.. while the lone Brent Goose was again by the marina.

Four Mediterranean Gulls were roosting on the pool (2 each of 2w and adults). One of the adults was wearing a red ring inscribed with white lettering but was too distant to read. Must take a loaf down next visit to tempt it closer!

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