Bempton Cliffs.

Bempton Cliffs.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Mediterranean Gull Still Around at Sharps Green. **

Last week Pam went to Sharps Green just along from Riverside Country Park, Gillingham, where she was chatting her friend on hers way back from Rainham, and when she got home she couldn't wait to tell me that she saw a MEDITERRANEAN GULL  there on the beach car park with the B/H/Gulls, so being in the area today we went there for a look. We got there at 15:45, and it flew in to join the other gull just before 4PM. It was so close that I could admire it without getting out of the car, but through the bins and being in full breeding plumage it looks wonderful. My photo's don't do it justice.
Below: BLACK HEADED GULL
Below: COMMON GULL.
The other birds there was 5 Turnstones on the beach, There was a mixed flock of Redshanks, Oystercatchers, and a wader species that I haven't seen this year until now and that was GREY PLOVER. They was roosting on the old steel hull out in front. On the water was Cormorant, G/C/Grebe, Mallard, and Teal.
I cannot exactly pick a bird of the day so it will have to be a Bird of the Hourand it can only be the ** MEDITERRANEAN GULL **.
This morning I saw this bird a sitting admiring itself on a car mirror near home. It came back a couple of times, vanity or curiosity?


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