3rd AMERICAN HERRING GULL at Jerico Farm, St Just, Cornwall Martin Elliot
Today I flew from St Mary's to Cornwall to make my ways up north to Salop. First, with Martin Elliot, we scanned the bay from Wherrytown, Penzance for the returning Pacific Diver. No sign and we had to make do with 7 Great Northern Diver, 3 Common Scoter and a single Slavonian Grebe. As Mush had his 3rd AMERICAN HERRING GULL just up road at Jeroco Farm yesterday, we thought we would give it try. On arrival we could see 100's of gulls feeding in fields not that far away off the road. It was too windy outside and so instead we scanned with our bins from the car. It was hard work searching through the gulls for a good half an hour, but then I got on to yank and put Martin on it. with the dull windy conditions, te gulls had been very unsettled since we arrived and sure enough they were up in the air again. Just before we left, we managed to see it very briefly on the deck,
Up to 7 Great Northern Diver wree off Wherrytown, Penzance
Not an easy bird to pick out from the 100's of gulls it was hiding behind all the time.
3rd winter AMERICAN HERRING GULL Top three shots taken by Martin Elliot
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