Monday, 27 December 2010

An even more miserable day than yesterday saw an increase in the southerly wind which reached gusts of at least 40 km/h. This meant that, at high tide, a predominant feeding flock fed in Solfach. Today’s totals came to: an adult Little Gull, 104 Black headed Gulls, 16 Common Gulls, 348 Herring Gulls and 120 Kittiwakes. A few ducks sheltered amongst the rocks and inland with three Teals, a Shelduck, five Wigeons and ten Mallards seen. Waders also avoided the enormous waves: two Ringed Plovers, three Golden Plovers, a Grey Plover, 25 Lapwings, two Dunlins and a Whimbrel were seen. Inland, 107 Snipe and 24 Woodcocks were flushed.

An adult Little Gull(top two) joined the usual Black headed Gulls(middle) and Herring Gulls(bottom two) in Solfach. Pictures (c) Ben Porter

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