Saturday, 10 August 2013
One of them special moments.
Four adult Mediterranean gulls along the Leas on this pass today, 2 near the Trow quarry entrance road and 2 on the Blackberry hills grassed area. Also one of the ringed Herring gulls I've seen before in Marine park showed again today here.
Had a look at Whitburn steel area at around 5pm hoping to pick up the Bonaparte s gull but no luck on this visit. But an adult Arctic tern was rested here along with very few other terns, but great to see the wader numbers growing here again.
So I headed back down to the pier again after visiting Whitburn for a change...It was! as Bob my canine companion had been left at home on this late afternoon outing on purpose.The reason? To sit with the Terns on Sandhaven rocks.