Tuesday, 18 July 2017

18/07/17

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

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