Labels: Coquet Island, Mediterranean Gull, Natural History Society of Northumbria, Puffins, Roseate Tern
As I wrote in the last post a trip over to Coquet Island with the Natural History Society and North Northumberland Bird Club at the end of last month weather was a bit dull and cool to cold with some fresh seas on the way out ,but we stayed in the lee of the Island which was reasonably sheltered . The was not a photography trip as all you can shoot is from the swaying boat but they did go in fairly close what does not come across in photos is the noise and smell of a large colony it is very impressive , a Seal popped up to investigate and several more nearby . Birds shot overhead in every direction and I braced against the rail to stop swaying tried to follow some with little success , Roseates could be picked out on the rocks etc: but I did not pick any out in flight , and all to soon it was time to head back by now the seas had calmed some or we where going with it , everyone remarked how good it had been and for a mere £7 (return) what a bargain .
Roseate with Juvenile 77 pairs was the last count I heard ?
Back to the calm waters of Amble where I had a red colour ringed Med Gull probably the Serbian bird but the photo did not reveal any detail and it would not play ball for me.