Thursday, 12 July 2012

A Touch of the Mediterranean

Amongst the terns and Black-headed Gulls on Brownsea Island we came across one of the 450 pairs of Mediterranean Gulls that are thought to have made Britain their home since the first breeding attempt in 1968.

With the blue sky, temperature of 80 degrees, sun block, shorts and tee shirt it even felt like the Mediterranean. Although  superficially similar to a Black-headed Gull the Mediterranean Gull appeared to have more of a predatory instinct constantly flying over the terns looking for unattended eggs.

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Hopefully next time we visit a Hoopoe or a pair of Bee-eaters will drop in Surprised smile

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