Thursday, 11 April 2013

First Gannet

Took a detour to Inverkeithing on the way home last night after the rain had gone and picked up the first Gannet of the year. Slightly earlier than last year I think. There was also a Dunlin hanging out with a few Redshanks. Mute Swan nesting is well underway, both here and at Cullaloe, which reminds me I should see if the pair at Hill of Beath is settled in somewhere.

This morning there was not much of interest at all. A Seal had discovered, or caught, something tasty and a Kittiwake brave enough to try and pinch some was then merrily chased up and down by a small flock of gulls. A darvic'd Herring Gull was present (left leg orange 1214), and there seemed to be more Eider around.

The winter visitors are clearing out slowly, while the summer visitors are few and far between.

Does lack of breeding plumage age this Dunlin?

Home maker

First Gannet

One of 15 or so

Ring-legged Gull

Orange 1214

Kittiwake vs Seal vs Gull-pack


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