Posts Tagged ‘Gulls

20
Jan
15

A lone bather

Where streams enter the sea is a good place to look for gulls and waders, they often come to drink and bathe in the fresh water. We stood and watched such a stream here in North Norfolk the other day; a steady trickle of bubbling life wended across the beach only to be swallowed by the expanse of the sea.

A procession of Herring, Black headed and Greater Black backed Gulls took it in turn to visit. Amid the thirty or so Turnstones was just a single Ringed Plover that bathed and then preened carefully.

Ringed Plover

22
Dec
12

It’s Raining Again

So much rain. Here in Norfolk we’ve not had it as bad as others but the ground is still very wet. At Falcon Cottage despite being on one of the highest points in Norfolk the fields that surround us are waterlogged. The gulls are using a pond that has developed in the field at the back of the cottage to bathe before roosting on the plough. A few Common Gulls, Black Headed, Herring and an occasional Mediterranean have been visiting. Nothing rarer so far… but I keep looking. A rare gull would make a nice Christmas Present wouldn’t it?

Northrepps




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