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Little Gulls on the Spey

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Old Thursday 7th June 2018, 06:03   #1
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Little Gulls on the Spey

On a recent salmon fishing holiday to the River Spey at Ballindalloch, I finally got the tick for the Little Gull.

Concentrating on the fishing, I at first thought they were Black Headeds in the distance but later got a better look as I had my lunch in the fishing hut.

It was clear now that they were smaller than the Black Headed and displayed tern-like characteristics in their flight and were actually swooping low across the water, competing with the Sand Martins, taking some of the larger insects. The dark under-wings were the clincher.

Not got photos as I didnt have my camera (but I did get three salmon for the week, all returned)
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Old Thursday 7th June 2018, 06:17   #2
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Congratulations! Sounds idyllic
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