Monday, August 12, 2013

Yellow-legged Gulls, Bridlington Bay

Taken a couple of days ago aboard a four-hour exploratory pelagic into Bridlington Bay, south-east of Flamborough Head, these two smart looking juveniles were the pick of the bunch around the boat, attracted by chum and with us for much of the trip. Overall pretty scant returns (a few Manxies, a Bonxie, a few terns and waders etc.), not entirely surprising given our route and the lack of favourable conditions or indications of movement over preceding days.

Still, an interesting experiment and good fun thanks to the excellent team aboard; if we can get just a few miles further north into Filey waters, we may still catch the hitherto guaranteed cetaceans and seabird feeding flocks of recent weeks.....