Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Caspian Gull

For whatever reason I didn't connect with the Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) last year at Amble but the ringed returning individual was present early afternoon on the sand spit opposite the harbour. It was frightened off by some canoists/kayakers who decided to get out of their crafts and sit on the sand themselves scattering all the Gulls and Cormorants. When the birds did settle again I couldn't pick it up again on the incoming tide. The reliable adult Mediterranean Gull was in its usual place on the grass above the Little shore. The pic of Birch Shieldbug (Elasmostethus intersinctus) was from the garden.


Stewart said...

I think it would be quite distinctive Nige, even without the jewellry...

abbey meadows said...

Thanks is a nice bird. I forgot about the ring until I was looking at it through the bins!