Friday, November 23, 2007

Black-headed Gull roost

Quite a roost of Black-headed Gulls in the harbour at Whitby this evening, about a 1,000 or so, I'd popped down to the fishmongers before closing. Probably there because of the rough sea.

A fatality at the harbour mouth around lunchtime when someone thought it was a good idea to set sail out into the North Sea in a strong north wind with a 6+ metre swell. Ill advised. You wonder why really.

On Wednesday after two days of rain there were a few birds at work in the morning. 4 flocks of Lapwing were seen to distantly head west, a Peregrine shot over and flushed 6 Redshank which panicked away inland.

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