29th December 2014

Watching the Turnstones yesterday, a Herring Gull muscled in on the scene and frightened them off. Big seagulls, the Herring Gulls are white and grey with a distinctive orange-red mark on the bottom of their beak. Like the Turnstones, they will also eat a wide range of scavenged things, including chips! This one was just looking for insects on the cliff-edge. Conditions: Heavy frost and clear bright, still weather. Temperature: Max2  Min -3 C.

Herring Gull

Herring Gull

A Herring Gull stalks up to the Turnstones

A Herring Gull stalks up to the Turnstones

Then it takes off. It will feed along the waters edge when the tide has receded a little further

Itt takes off. It will feed along the waters edge when the tide has receded a little further

The big bird scares the Turnstones off

The big bird scares the Turnstones off

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