The Glaucous Gull was still present this evening, on rocks to the east of the car-park. Going by recent reports, it favours this area, and is possibly staying around, attracted by a very rotten Dolphin carcass in the cove below the car-park. Last week I described it as a big brute of a thing. A bit unfair, because as it is obviously big, it's quite cute really!  I have some photos, but as it seems to be beyond my capabilities to upload them to this blog, they will appear on the gallery in due course.

Glaucous Gull Pat Mayer, Prawle 24.2.13

As if by magic

Glaucous Gull Pat Mayer, Prawle Feb 2013


Elsewhere, the 2 Water Pipits are still in Horseley Cove. Waders were represented (apart from the usuals) by 24 Lapwings and a Knot, and a total of 27 Song Thrushes suggested a small arrival.

Seawatching turned up 2 Great Northern and 6 Red-throated Divers, 5 Common Scoters and a small passage of 4 Lesser Black-backed and 12 Common Gulls.

Still awaiting my first patch Greenfinch of the year - are they really this scarce at the moment, or is it just me?

Posted February 24th, 2013 at 9:30 pm by Pat Mayer in Bird News