Just a couple of recent city wildlife observations that I have to put somewhere! The other day I noticed this unusual wild “roof garden” among some chimney pots… (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘seagulls’
I don’t usually do short posts, but I just wanted to share this picture, as it was such a surprise.
On Sunday I heard a crow making a lot of noise, so grabbed my camera with a longish lens and went to find out what all the fuss was about. All I could see was the crow on a neighbour’s roof, with some scavenged food. So I pointed the lens through the window and snapped, just hoping to get a reasonable portrait.
I swear that as I pressed the button, the seagull wasn’t there, or even on my radar, but I saw a flurry of wings as it went click!
So that’s why the crow was making so much noise…
I wasn’t expecting to write about seagulls. They are not my favourite birds and apart from the black-headed gull I have never been able to tell the various species apart and I have never really tried.
Cardiff has the second-biggest urban seagull population in the UK, a close second to Aberdeen with around 3,500 breeding pairs. They are (more…)