A post college river watch from Seacombe Ferry Terminal was much more productive than what was anticipated. Kicking off the show was a flock of 14 Dunlin heading north up the river whilst overhead gulls were 'anting', which in amongst the 30c Black-headed Gulls up to three Meditterian Gulls (highest this autumn), joined in one of which was that observed on the 15th.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull (ssp.graellsii) - Elliot's Birding Diaries|
Meditterian Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) - Elliot's Birding Diaries
Besides the Dunlin and gulls other species noted at the terminal included 15 Northern House Martin, nine Common Swift, six European Sand Martin, 40c Common Tern, and a single Common Sandpiper whizzing around the banks of the Egerton Dock.
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) - Elliot's Birding Diaries
Observer: Elliot Montieth