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Gullfest

The wind was so cold I lost the feeling in my hands earlier this week. On the open beach the relentless easterly swept a curtain of sand a metre above the dunes. A large flock of six to eight thousand gulls of nine species in east Norfolk has few precedents. I suspect there was a gathering of fish just offshore and within the surf, the gullfest which developed was taking advantage of a feeding bonanza.

Among the foray were large birds standing head and shoulders over much of the flock; Glaucous Gulls; three of them. These white winged monsters should really be gathering within Icelandic and northern Europe waters ready to start their breeding season. No doubt they will soon leave as warmer weather ensues.

Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull

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