The Safari had a great morning on Patch 2 watching about 30 or so Gannets diving for fish. Not much with them, where are the terns? Close in, only a couple of hundred yards behinds the very gentle surf they were diving very shallowly but further out they were plunge diving from way high.
Eight Shelducks went past but little else was happening.
At lunch time most of them had dispersed leaving three Grey Seals in their wake - nice but not cetaceans.
A fascinating Herring Gull was milling around with the other gulls. In all respects it was normal apart from the primaries on its left wing...they were Glaucous or Iceland Gull-like pure white giving it a weird asymmetry. In flight coming directly towards us it look strangely lob-sided. Sadly it was far too far off for a photo but we'll be keeping an eye out for it tomorrow.
While were waiting for for a crack at that gull here's some more pics from Patch 1 the other day
|Bird's Foot Trefoil|
|Common Blue butterfly|
|Perforated Elm leaf|
|Mating Water Measurers in the pond|
|More of the little so n sos|
|Mouse Eared Hawkweed - not seen this species here before|
|Parasitised Yellow Dung Fly|
|Frog in pond at Base Camp|
|Back to the Common Blue butterfly|
|Wolf Spider with egg sac|
Where to next? Think we'll be looking for a certain wonky gull and we've got another visit to the 'snake-pit' on the way back to Base Camp after work.
In the meantime let us know who's got the wonky colouration in your outback.