The Plastic Menace

February 3, 2018 at 4:32 pm

Glaucous gull
This weeks photo is of a first winter Glaucous Gull trying to eat a black piece of plastic. It is a bird of the Arctic but was filmed at Hollingworth Lake only three days ago and is still there today. I find it sad that a bird from the pristine environment of the Arctic can be found amongst the myriad of water-birds eating whatever it can find around the lake edge even if it is plastic. Within an hour it had found an apple core which, thankfully, will not do it as much harm as the plastic. More photos in the here
The big event of the garden this week has been a record count of fourteen Long Tailed Tits. Clearly they have survived the winter so far and should commence breeding in five weeks time! Maybe in your garden?