Thursday 19 April 2018

Kehaar and his Noisy Friends

Well today I took to two wheels rather than two legs and cycled out to RSPB Langford for the first time in ages.

Today the heat was blistering. And suncream tends to rub off while cycling. And now I look like a lobster.

But a happy crustacean, one who has seen his first orange tip and Holly Blue butterflies today, one who spotted his first mediterranean gulls out on the water, and one who took some nice songbird shots. Reed bunting and yellowhammer. Yay!

The most striking thing, however, was the most ordinary. A colony of black headed gulls has nested on Phase 2 of the site, and the constant noise and aggro in this town of several hundred birds is shocking! I've never seen a gull nest site, sheesh I bet it's filthy as hell in there.

One bird however remained aloof from it all for a preen.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 19.04.18


  1. When I've stayed in seaside places such as Whitby I've been astounded by the constant noise from gulls. Maybe if you live there you get used to it.

  2. Don't let anyone tell me that our birds are not colourful after that chaffinch shot.

  3. Thank you, I tried really hard to get better shots. Seems to have worked out a bit better!

  4. Beautiful settings in the RSPB Langford Lowfields.