Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Iceland Gull Preston Dock 29/12/2010

I vistited Preston Dock earlier in December for the iceland gull and saw it well.
But was frustrated that on that occasion it didn't fly and just sat on the ice.
 Today, it put on a great show!

I went with my girlfriend Julie to combine a couple of hours watching the gull
followed by shopping round Preston, what a plan!  The bird was nowhere
  to be seen when we arrived at 1.30pm.
 We decided to buy bread from the nearby supermarket to tempt the bird in.

Julie started throwing out pieces of bread onto the thawing ice.
 Within a minute the iceland gull appeared and kept it's distance at first before
 diving in with the rest of the gulls to feast

Strangely, there was at least six black-headed gulls and one common gull,
dead on the ice at the Dock.

A couple of the dead black-headed gulls.

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