Sunday, 16 February 2014

Feeding frenzy at Marazion today

Perhaps up to a thousand assorted gulls were feeding today along the beach at Marazion.  I saw two adult Glaucous Gulls and one Kumlien's Gull, though two of the latter were reported this morning.  At least five Kumlien's have been seen in the county with the other three in North Cornwall.  At least six Glaucous Gulls have been seen in Mount's Bay alone.  Med Gulls were surprisingly thin on the ground with just an adult and a second year bird seen today.  Presumably they have all moved back towards their breeding grounds.  A few Kittiwakes and Lesser Black backs were involved today but the lion's share of gulls were Black-headed and Herring.  February is of course a big month for migrating gulls but the massive gales have clearly pushed a lot more in to Mount's Bay.



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