Saturday, 2 July 2016

Newport dead gull

I think Sam's long dead Black-headed Gull at Newport is a Kittiwake

A lot of colour-ringed Kittiwakes from Pointe du Raz in Brittany have been turning up in Pembrokeshire in the last 10 years or so but there were very few records before that. I saw 23 different ones on Skomer between 2005-2013 & a couple had even started breeding

This is what they look like when they're a bit healthier