WAXWINGS BY THE RIBBLE PILOT, PRESTON DOCKSABOVE & BELOW JUVENILE ICELAND GULL WITH JUVENILE HERRING GULLS
ABOVE AND BELOW JUVENILE ICELAND GULL WITH BLACK-HEADED GULL
As we arrived the light was fading but the Diver could be clearly seen as we parked the car. It was quite close to the bridge and didn’t seem to be bothered by ourselves and 3 other photographers that stood on the edge of the lake. For the ¾ of an hour we watched, the diver continued to live up to its name spending long periods under water in search of food. Although we didn’t see it surface with anything the diver did look in good condition and there must be plenty for it to feed on having been there for 2 weeks already. Heading home we called back in to Preston Docks and the Iceland Gull could still be seen at 16:30 amongst a roost of at least 500 mainly Black-headed Gulls.