Over the past week or so the northerlies have raised the waves and poured them over the beaches. Thrown up onto the shore were many thousands of Starfish attracting clouds of gulls. Among them were Icelands and Glaoucous’.
As we drove along the north coast road we called in at Salthouse where a Glaucous Gull was being watched. It was distant. Crouching on a distant island it was resting seemingly disinterested in anything and anybody. I decided to try and coax it a little nearer.
I thought a morsel of bread might do the trick, homemade I’ll add, no additives here. Not that a self-respecting Glaucous Gull would ever condescend to bread. The raucous gathering of feeding gulls however attracted its attention … and it flew over. Now more than just a blob in the distance it showed its features to all.