Salinen of Bonanza - Slender-billed Gull

September 15 -19 2014

Dear reader!

The Slender-billed Gulls presented us unforgetable moments on this afternoon, because a huge flock was fishing right in front of our noses:

"What is the matter here?" the Grey Heron is asking himself in big shock:

And also the Little Egrets felt very much disturbed by the screaming gang:

A Yellow-legged Gull was still trying to put the lagoon in order and to dislodge the Slender-billed Gulls. But no success!

I in contrast was highly excited about, because these elegant Gull are a real feast for the eyes:

Hunting habits soon were clear: one Gull is fishing and all other want the prey!

Are those pink and salmon-coloured feathers not beautiful?

The penetrating calls of the Slender-billed Gulls

filled the air of the Salines

every time one caught a small fish:

What a bustle!

"Where is the fish by the way?"

"Ah, finally! This fish we'll get from this lucky fellow!" - the chases were vociferous and vigorous.

In the next part I shall tell you, what we experienced at the beach of Monijo, because there Oystercatchers and Whimbrels were expecting us.

Best regards

Birgit Kremer

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