The Mediterranean Gulls are now sporting their summer plumage and have become quite noisy recently.
A working party was clearing Tern Island in the harbour this morning in preparation for the return of both Common and Little Terns hopefully in the next few weeks.
This mornings highlight was the appearance of a Short Eared Owl over the sea being mobbed by a carrion Crow and chased by the local gulls. All the waders that were feeding along the shingle bar suddenly took flight and for a few minutes confusion reigned before the owl drifted back towards Bognor.
Yesterday afternoon I received a telephone call from local birder, Tim Edwards who told me there was an unusual gull in the harbour entrance. By the time I had got there, the gull had flown to the far end of the harbour so ID was difficult but we decided that it was a second winter Glaucous Gull