Unfortunately the small shorebirds wouldn't play ball and kept at a distance...But all was good when the little gull flew back in again. I slowly approached this bird, It seemed quite shy but eventually I got some good flight shots and also happened upon a juvenile Mediterranean Gull, a patch tick!
Not a bad evenings birding for an hour or two, just goes to show how every visit has potential to turn up something special. Below are some of the usual pictures of the birds and also some images of my "Patch", Barna pier taken recently.
|1st winter Mediterranean gull and juvenile little gull|
|Flying with a mixed flock|
|The patch- Barna pier is in the left-centre, the beach there holds most of the migrant potential for wagtails, pipits and small calidrid sandpipers|
|Facing directly south, this area is good for roosting terns in summer and larger waders and brent geese in the autumn and winter|