Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Brixham

Picked up two new Iceland Gulls at Brixham this evening as the small day trawlers (5 of them) came in to port late afternoon. the first a  juv, after losing it and scanning the group of gulls sat on the sea then found an adult! The best views were from Astra Zenica car park (after I  moved from higher view points) but a walk out to the end of the breakwater would have give closer views.
Neither bird came into the harbour area where there were hundreds if not 1,000 + mostly Herring Gulls. Jake W, Dave N and Bill Mac all got down in time to see both birds, eventually sat together on the sea and feeding behind trawlers gutting fish.