Sunday, 15 January 2017

Glaucous Gulls

Jean and I met Paul (sorry Paul, your surname has escaped the sieve) on the breakwater at lunchtime. He told us a first winter glaucous gull had been reported on Saturday, which he then located well outside the harbour. It moved and was picked up again in a rather frenzied feeding flock of c25 cormorants and other assorted gulls. As the flock moved towards the flagpoles a second first winter glaucous was seen on the edge of the flock. In addition there was a smart male spring-plumaged stonechat on the breakwater and a winter-plumaged great crested grebe in the harbour. Afternote: see Paul M's entry on the Pembrokeshire Birds Blog - with images.