Received a text from Paul C who is at the marsh this evening and he confirms that the Black-headed Gull colony has deserted. Obviously, (Not So Fantastic) Mr Fox’s handy work last night put them off returning. To be fair they were transients from the huge colony at Blakemere, Delamere Forest and were on the cusp of being flooded out or predated eventually. When you look at the bigger picture it’s all part of the circle of life.
Lets hope they can learn their lesson and invite a Great Black-backed Gull to join them…Erm! There again!!
It’s not all bad news 10-12 Avocets have returned to No 6 tank.
Observer: Paul Crawley.