Monday, 9 February 2015

GREY-HEADED GULL, Bisceglie, Italy, 8th February, 2015

After seeing the superb images and trip reports of Mick's, J.J and RB visit to see
GREY-HEADED GULL, Bisceglie, Italy

I was very keen to see this Gull and when I mentioned this to Mick, he was very keen to go again, and booked the flights, and organised everything ! ! ! !

I picked Mick up at Dartford, Saturday at 13.15 hours, Stansted,  usual large breakfast, Ryan-air to Bari, in hire car, c 20 miles north out of Bari, in hotel, meal and in bed by 22.00 hours. 


Sunday 8th February, 09.00 hours, we are out on the harbour wall, there is also access here to the sand and rocky shoreline to the outer side of the harbour wall.

The GREY-HEADED GULL appeared within minutes ! ! ! In with the feeding Black-headed Gulls.

12.00 hours, the light goes, dark grey cloud and the start of light rain.

We have had the best of the day,
the plan ''for the afternoon'' 

Mick was aware that a Pallas's Gull, 2nd winter had been reported seen in Taranto Harbour in mid January, with little other information than that it had been seen most days since !
(Mick would dearly wish to find it, and photograph it)

Set Sat-nav ! ! 
and we are on a leisure drive c.85 miles, mostly motorway, toll, 6.60 Euros, a stop for coffee.

c. 14.30 hours, with better light, we rocked up on the Harbour side in Taranto  ! ! ! !

See next blog for more.................

1 comment:

  1. A nice selection of images ... We could always try for the Pallas's again !!