The last week hasn`t been all doom and gloom however with a good number of birds at SAM HO ,the glossy ibis showed up at Stodmarsh on wednesday and the curlew sandpiper at sandwich was good,the owls didn`t show up on the ancient highway,that was not good.
The harbour sheltered several med gulls on friday with a guillemot,10 turnstones an arctic tern and a kingfisher.One of the Mediterranean gulls unfortunately had a fishing hook in its mouth!
ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS TAKE YOUR BAITED HOOKS HOME WITH YOU!!!
One of ten on the Prince of Wales pier
I do not know what fate awaits this young gull but it is so easily avoidable by not leaving discarded fishing hooks laying around on the beach or piers.