Laughing Gull Cocoa Beach Florida Oct 2018

08 January, 2018

Cold grey cloudy day at West Beach with large numbers of Gulls along the beach, alas no large white wingers.

Mediterranean Gull - c.40
Sanderling - 23
Grey Plover - 3
Oystercatcher - 4
Red-throated Diver - 1e
Gannet - 1w
Wigeon - 12 os 7w
Teal - 5 os 7w
Little Egret - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Bullfinch - 4
Goldcrest - 1
Pied Wagtail - 10
Meadow Pipit - 2
Buzzard - 2
Water Rail - 1 heard back of golf course

Records for Sat 6th

A few birds of note this morning, particularly a pair of Goosander  east, quite close, and 5 Pintail west. Also very good numbers of Med Gull, at least 60, but probably many more, almost all adult. Otherwise quiet on the sea, with 8 Red-breasted Merganser, and 4 Diver sp west. (RG)