Category Archives: Herring Gulls

A week of sun and sausages

The sand martins have begun to return to the nesting holes! Joy unconfined! Proof, if proof were needed, that life is gathering speed in our midst and that we – the watchers and the waiters – are worth the candle.  … Continue reading

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‘Springwatch’? We’ve got everything right here!

We hear that BBC’s Springwatch is going to be filming on the Farne Islands again for the new series of this extraordinary live programme, shortly to be nightly on our screens. Whether it’s the puffins, gannets or guillemots – of … Continue reading

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With a little help from his friends

On this morning’s Radio 4 repeat of Tweet of the Day, we were reminded that, despite the feeling that these birds are everywhere round here, the herring gull is actually on the red list for conservation, its numbers declining in … Continue reading

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And if one brown seagull should accidentally fall . . .

One of Uncle Jonny’s nicknames (and he had any number, ranging across the gamut of his funny ways, talents and naughtinesses) was The Seagull.  One of his particularly loving young friends always referred to Uncle Jonny by this soubriquet, which … Continue reading

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More fur and feather

In the short few days between taking these shots of our famous triplets – the top one was taken last evening –  you can see how fast they are developing their adolescent plumage from the fluffy down which recently adorned … Continue reading

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