Friday, 30 October 2020

Goring Gap

A late morning visit to the Gap coincided with high tide. There was certainly an increase in gull numbers, though I've learned that when it comes to gulls locally, it is quantity or quality and rarely both! There were no standout species among the roost today but 27 Mediterranean Gulls made for my highest count for a while and 22 Great Black-backed Gulls was another notable number, while a total of 130 Common Gulls was another increase since my last check (though that was about a month ago now!). Around 15 Turnstones and a Ringed Plover were in the wader roost field.