Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A Taste of the Med

Just a quick post to tell you of an addition to my garden list (if I kept one) that I had late afternoon today. As I sat down in the conservatory with a coffee to start reading 'Greenshanks' by Desmond and Maimie Nethersole-Thompson, I glanced out of the window and there on the bungalow roof just beyond the end of my garden was a full summer plumaged adult Med Gull! I grabbed my bins and had a good look at it and thought about running for my camera, but it then took off, flew round and headed off to the north. Not rare by any means, but one I wouldn't have predicted for the garden!  


Pete Woodruff said...

I have the book Greenshanks by Desmond and Maimie Nethersole, a classic and the second of their publications on the species with years of close detailed study behind'll enjoy it immensely Seumus.

Fleetwood Birder said...

Thanks Pete. I must admit I'm looking forward to reading it. I read his book on Pine Crossbills and really enjoyed that. I like the way he writes in both an easily accessible and scholarly way! Cheers, Seumus