Seabirds again

Yesterday we found a copy of “The Birds of Derbyshire ” by RA Frost in a charity shop in Ore. Having parted with £1, I leafed through the book and was immediately reminded how fortunate we are to live by the sea and have access to so many seabirds.

It hasn’t been a very exciting winter for these [search the website to see how good it was last January], but the usual species were on offer this morning. In fact the count of 15 Great Crested Grebes was the highest for me this winter, but figures of 15 Gannets, 20 auks and just 2 Red Throated Divers were below average.

A check on harbour gulls revealed nothing unusual, many adult Herring Gulls are now in smart breeding plumage. As usual, a few kept an eye on my car, just in case…

Young Herring Gull

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