Thursday, 27 February 2014

Little Gulls and Heyshott

Little Gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus
Yesterday morning the conservation work party at Heyshott escarpment was conducted in good weather and a considerable amount of clearance was achieved with volunteers from the Murray Downland Trust and BC members Garry, Katrina and Neil.

Later I visited Brooklands Park, east Worthing, to see the two Little Gulls which everyone has been photographing. A handful of photographers on the east side of the lake made it easy to find the gulls. Its habit of spending much of its time on the wing, performing acrobatics while picking up insects and food from the water surface, made it a challenging gull to photograph. I tried several techniques to focus it and the jury is still out on which is best.
Heyshott escarpment
views from Heyshott escarpment

Brooklands Park:
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
This Black-headed Gull dived into the shallows and captured a leaf!

Little Gull:
Little Gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus
The were two Little Gulls, one had a pink breast.

Moorhens, one is fleeing from a battle
Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Teal, Anas crecca

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