Thursday, 16 August 2012

Bonjour Yankee (again).

 After devouring the evening meal (me tea) today.  I got the shout from a few lads that the french sounding yank gull had once again been picked up along our shores!. Me and Max went forth.
Only a few folk present at first when we arrived but this twitch number built up slightly a little later as obviously word spread and peeps managed to get down for a quick look. 
The tide was on the way out so views from cliff tops at the north end of the beach beside Latimers at Whitburn were good but not as good as some of us have had in the past here.( a visit or two at the higher tide level I dare say will be on the cards again.). Myself and Derek C. ventured onto the beach with the general public and tried for a few record shots behind the seaweed barrier.
 But its been a fantastic hour or so down here this evening, the finder D. Foster also picked out a Yellow wagtail and two Black terns were present also! Larger numbers of waders and terns here now than on visits in the last couple of weeks.
This Bonaparte's gull I think has graced our coastline for the 3rd year in row! ?. Where's it been and gone between the reports along our coastline around this time of year..? a question many pondered this evening.

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