Sunday, 15 February 2009

Hayling Island- !!!Glaucous Gull!!!

I think I've spelt the birds name right in the title?! Anyway... today, David and me went down to Hayling Island to attend a walk around the oysterbeds there. We started at Langstone Harbour, quickly logging birds such as Med Gull, Brent Geese, Oystercatcher, Blackwit and Barwit, Knot, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Redshank, Shelduck, Red breasted Merg, Curlew and Turnstone.
Then it was on to the oysterbeds where we added 16 Black necked Grebe to our ever growing list.
Bird of the day was an amzing 2nd winter Glaucous Gull that gave amazing views up to 2-3 metres!
Merganser.... yummy!
You have to admit, its a beautiful bird!
You don't get Redshank numbers like this at the wetland centre!
Hope everyone had a good weekend and Valentines day!
Billy D

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