Saturday, November 22, 2008


These wintry scenes greeted us on the patch at Boulmer this morning. Drammatic cloudy skys and huge waves crashing into the haven caused by a bitter cold northerly wind.

As I pulled up in the car the first bird I noticed was a big juvenile Glaucous Gull arrive into the haven from the south. It stayed just long enough to feed and I could snatch a few pics before carrying on north.

On the beach 11 Bar tailed Godwits were roosting and in the turmoil of waves Eiders carried on displaying as if spring was around the corner.

Maybe there'll be some more to see tomorrow when time allows...

144. Glaucous Gull.

1 comment:

Tricia Ryder said...

Oooh a Glaucous Gull - lucky you Stewart.

Yep - looks as though winter has arrived - brrrr. Great pics of Eiders in particular!