Monday, 25 April 2011

Otter Estuary

A female Merlin flew in-off the sea at approx 7 am and landed on a dead branch on the marsh. After resting and preening for about 5 minutes it headed off strongly east along the coast.

Although initially not visible from the mouth of the estuary, the Bonaparte's Gull was picked up at approx 8 am from the east side of the river. As in recent days, it was feeding with the small group of Black-headed Gulls in the area opposite the first viewing platform and hide.