Hooray for the temperature change! Despite the waning light we have double digit degrees. As a result, we have a fresh hatch of invertebrates along the shore. I have only spotted one martin feeding as of yet. There are also a few gulls about. They do not seem to be hawking for these new creatures. I remember when I first observed gulls aerial foraging, like swallows or bats. I was amazed that flocks of gulls were feeding on swarms of tiny insects above poplars…As we have noted over past postings and comments, much wildlife eats a wide range of food, as us. Yes too, there are niche predators, as ospreys and many others that solely rely one one food type. Some even have symbiotic relationships with one another; fish, fungi, trees, and on.
So, a gentle morn begins an active day. Rinchen