So when the skies broke, a little blue sky and decent light, I returned briefly on Thursday 13 October.
|and fare thee well|
|the local resident male Mute Swn was not too impressed with the arrival of a newcomer....|
|...come back if you think you're 'ard enough|
|the victor... all peace and light... or wolf in a swan's disguise?|
|Mediterranean Gull (1st winter)|
The local resident Mute Swan took exception to a new visitor before some sort of serenity appeared to return. It is amazing how vicious Mute Swans can be and many moons ago, I watched a real barney at Newton Marsh for over an hour but had to leave while they were still at it; see this link.
It is, as always, while studying the subject worth keeping your eyes open, as once again I picked up this Mediterranean Gull – another first for me (at Fairhaven again!).
(if you are wondering why so many 'firsts' – I haven't been at this birding too long and don't get out much).