Hornsea Mere

I had a trip out to Hornsea Mere last night in the hope of getting some shots of little gulls. I did not hold out too much hope though as recent reports suggested they were present in low single figures!

Upon arrival there were 2 on the jetties and in the time it took to set up the camera they flew out to the centre of the mere to feed.

There wasn't much else happening around the jetties so I headed off to Kirkhome Point.There were a few hirundines about as well as a few juvenile pied wagtails.On the point there were 2 common sandpipers.

I wandered back and could see a grey heron fishing on the eastern bank and groups of cormorants were flying in from the sea.

Just as I was about to give up 3 little gulls came back on to the jetties and preened for about half an hour.

No where near as spectacular as pervious years but nice all the same to catch up with this diminutive gull.

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