09/08/2015 Pennington Flash

Sabine's Gull: Today I witnessed that bizarre event whereby a Pike grabbed on to the Sabs and literally dragged it under the water.
It was beneath the waves for about 5 seconds before reappearing and flying to the very far side of the flash. I grabbed this shot as the bird came back up but I was unable to capture any images that included the Pike, it almost sounds like bull plop, but is true and awesome to witness.

Common Scoter: There has even been eye witness reports of the gull having blood on its chest, I certainly hope the bird OK and recovers.

The other bird to note from todays outing to penny was this superb drake Common Scoter. I've never had views like this from penny before.