Monday 22 March 2010

The 'Catch'

A trip to Lerwick wouldn't be complete without a visit to the 'Catch'. Shetland Catch has to be one of the best sites in Britain for White-winged Gulls in Winter, with numbers quite often in double figures! especially at this time of year. This year they seem to have found somewhere better to hang out, with hardly any being seen, It's the same story over the whole of Shetland. So it was no surprise that I found none today also... Lots of 'argentatus' Herring Gulls though, with even a fair amount of displaying. This pair were particularly aggressive, with lots of calling and even chasing off any others that got too close. At least they provided some entertainment, while I waited in vain for something better!

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