Chevington first today; a single Little Gull, that soon flew out to sea with the terns was all that the north pool had to offer. The south pool had a Marsh Harrier.
Onto the beach, and two Arctic Skuas were just chillin’ on the sand, so I did a double quick back to the car for the camera and then back to the beach, only for the skuas to now be out at sea chasing terns!
A small gathering of terns on the beach was mostly Arctic, with a couple of Common, and as I was trying to get close to get pictures, a Roseate flew in. I managed a few shots before they all spooked and flew off.
Further along the beach, a sad sight; a Gannet with a broken wing. As I walked along towards it, it looked fine, until I was getting near and it tried to flap its wings.
Doesn’t look too bad in this picture, but it was finished.
Heading back south, I stop briefly at Druridge pools, and the only thing of note was another Marsh Harrier.
Cresswell had a small flock of roosting Dunlin, a large flock of Lapwing, a single breeding plumage Black-tailed Godwit and an adult Yellow Wagtail, along with all the usual suspects and all of the above were being terrorised by a Peregrine.