Sunday, 8 May 2011


Mudbank - early morning - fw bonaparte's gull until 0830 at least, 1 little tern, 1 slavonian grebe, 2fs mediterranean gull, 2 great crested grebe, 12 turnstone, 3 ringed plover, 3 dunlin, 2+fs common gull, c15+ sandwich tern, 1 'commic' tern, 5 brent goose, 1+ bar-tailed godwit and several whimbrel.

The lower (awful) photo is of a bird that initially looked for all the world like an adult-type glauc as it flew downriver apparently dwarfing adjacent herrings. I got a better look of it off Shelly Beach where it looked far more like a white-winged herring gull!