Monday, 26 February 2018

Icelandic Kittiwake

After 2 mornings slogging across our boulder strewn beaches bereft of dead birds, today I found 4 on my stretch north of Aberaeron, 3 gulls and a guillemot. One of the gulls, an adult Kittiwake, had a ring from Reykjavik. Will post when I get the bird's history but must say I was excited that it had a ring and now will be part of the data base.
A Lesser Black Backed had a badly broken wing and am wondering how a seabird, traditionally long lived, would obtain such an injury....mistake to come anywhere near land.
If I live long enough I may be able to post pics from google photos!!