Today (15/06/08) saw me cycling about 12 miles to get to Broom Gravel Pits where a group of us invaded Peacocks Island. We were aiming to catch a load of Black Headed Gull and Common Tern juveniles (and whatever else happened to be around).
Above: Peacock's Island
Above: All at once, the adults jumped up into the air as soon as they saw a boat with three people in it coming directly towards them! They all started calling & many stayed up in the air & making a racket for all the time we were there. Well, they were upset!
Above: One of my finds - a Black Headed Gull juvenile. It was hidden in amongst the ragwort/thistles etc that were growing on the island. A lot of the birds were difficult to spot.
Above: One lucky ringer got to ring this juvenile Oystercatcher. Not me :0(. Another time perhaps.