Sunday, 3 July 2011.
Jackdaws, lesser black-backed and herring gulls fly around the ship.
Two Egyptian geese grazing on a lawn. A swan swims past.
Two oystercatchers fly past.
A few lesser black-headed gulls.
20:45: sailing begins.
A great cormorant flying over the Nieuwe Waterweg canal.
21:30, at sea. Over ten lesser black-backed gulls follow the ship. Herring gulls usually go not very far from the coast.
The sea is quiet. No white wave tops, except where the ship’s movement causes them.
Next morning, 4 July. Hull harbour in England.
Scores of black-headed gulls and just one herring gull. So, rather different from Rotterdam.
This is a video about the world’s oldest black-headed gull.
Here is an article with photos about North Sea birds.
- Black-headed Gull (jonesdavid1985.wordpress.com)
- Rutland water visit 20/07/2013 (abbeybirder.wordpress.com)
- Svalbard phalaropes, snow buntings, and king eiders (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Svalbard red-throated divers and long-tailed ducks (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Maunder Of The Mews; poetry, lyrical verse (apoetsview.wordpress.com)
- Young black-headed gulls learn to fly (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Rutland Water Visit June 29th 2013 (abbeybirder.wordpress.com)
- Upton Warren Nature Reserve Visit 12 June 2013 (abbeybirder.wordpress.com)
- Shoveler ducks in Svalbard (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Controversial herring gull cull gets green light | Environment | guardian.co.uk (nwhsa.wordpress.com)