Saturday, 24 January 2015

Multi-coloured Med Gulls

A very low tide at the Gann late afternoon, a walk across the mud (nicely moon-scaped in places by the bait diggers) got me closer to the gulls that were roosting, bathing & feeding across the bay.  In all I counted 37 Mediterranean Gulls (28 adults, 4 3CY & 5 2CY).  6 of the adults were ringed, 5 of them with coloured darvic rings: 2 white, 1 yellow, 1 green & 1 red.  I couldn't get close enough to read any of them!  Yesterday there were 15 Brent Geese (14 pale, 1 dark) but none today.

This morning in St. Bride's Bay, 67 Common Scoter at Newgale and another 30 at Broad Haven, along with 8 Red-throated Divers.