The annual large flocks of gulls are now here resting in the bay after feeding following farmers’ ploughs all day. They are mostly common gulls (fiskemåke) and black-headed gulls (hettemåke). The field below the house was ploughed today as you can see in the film below. Other things to notice are the goat willows (selje), Salix caprea, now in flower at the beginning and I zoom in briefly towards a diver/loon (lom) in the bay.
A pair of common gulls (fiskemåke) testing the neighbour’s chimney for size this morning:
11pm last night and I opened the bedroom door onto the balcony and a common gull (fiskemåke) decided I was a bit too close to its chick that was somewhere in the neighbourhood and started shouting at me, even landing on the balcony!! I think they had a nest on one of the houses on the hill above me for the first time this year!