Today is a very special day for me. What started as a slow post-dawn session at Chouet, turned into a "golden" day when, on Pembroke Beach, I saw Lesser Black-backed Gull Black 2.N9. This is the gull I have been waiting for more than any other this spring, because the last time I saw him was on 21 December 2010 at Anza, Agadir, MOROCCO - some 2,200 km south of Guernsey! It is hard to describe the sense of wonder I have of such birds. It is so easy to take birds' ability to migrate for granted...but when you follow the route south...and then north again...it really makes you appreciate the amazing spectacle of life on earth!
For today there is nothing else to write...I am a happy man!
LBBG Black 2.N9 Chouet July 2010 - before his migration to Africa - PKV
Anza, Agadir, Morocco - LBBG Black 2.N9 seen here on 20/21 December 2010 - PKV
LBBG Black 2.N9 Pembroke Beach - 17 March 2011 - After his return from Africa! - PKV