The gulls are back in town

March 21, 2009 at 22:55 | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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Although this herring gull (Larus argentatus), casting a knowing eye on dockland goings-on from the parapet of the High Bridge, probably never left. The herring gulls tend to stay with us; the lesser black-backs spend the winter in the Mediterranean and have returned over the last couple of weeks to stake out nesting sites on the waste ground by the dock and elsewhere.

Their breeding space is shrinking this year and will shrink further in future: work appears to have started on the town centre marina.

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  1. His cousisn is checking out my garden this week. They are getting cheekier.


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