Friday, 24 June 2011

The herring gull saga continues

The gulls are still sitting on the nest, even thought they now have no chicks.
Later I saw and heard what appeared to be courtship behaviour.
This was followed by one of the parents collecting nesting materials and bring it back to the nest

The other adult would the use its feet to push the materials into position.

Sadly, I don't think its possible for them to have another clutch this year, seabird generally only have one chance.
The pair were very wary of everything and would take to the air and shout in aggression circling before eventually settling back down again.

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