Friday, 20 April 2018

Landshipping this morning

A stroll to Landshipping was generally very quiet apart from the local territorial swallows, chiffchaffs, willow warblers and blackcaps. We'd hoped for an osprey fishing on the river at high tide but one didn't appear.

We did hear (and eventually see) at least 3 (and probably more) adult Med Gulls in full breeding plumage passing E-N/E high over the Eastern Cleddau. We rarely see this species in our local area, so it was nice to see them even if they were passing over at an ever increasingly high altitude. Their very distinctive and possibly almost cat-like mewing "meah" call alerting us to their presence. Had we not heard them first we would not have seen them at all.