Seven species of Gulls

It’s quite normal to see just 2 species of gulls-the ubiquitous Herring and the common Great Black Back-around the fishing boats at Rock-a-Nore, so seven species this morning was exceptional. There was an unusual slow westerly movement of gulls feeding over the surf from first light, this included lots of Black Headed Gulls, 22 Common Gulls [which are irregular here] a couple of Lesser Black Backs, a Ist winter Med Gull [Meds are scarce in these waters in winter, the picture was taken in Cornwall recently], and a Ist winter Little Gull, which lingered for some time, flying slowly into the wind and “walking on water”. Ive seen just a few of these here before.  Unfortunately I didn’t see any Kittiwakes !

There was also a female/juvenile Eider lingering offshore, while 17 Common Scoters and one Red Breasted Merganser  flew west

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