Sunday, 17 September 2017

CASPIAN GULL, 1st c, Dungeness, 16/9/2017

Dungeness, by the Fishing Boats, 16/9/2017



Gannet


Common Gull, 1st cy



Caspian Gull, 1st cy



















Eider


Herring Gull, 1st cy




Lesser Black-back Gull, juvenile, HN50J



Lesser Black-back Gull, juvenile








Lesser Black-back Gull, 2nd cy



Lesser Black-back Gull, adult



Great Black-backed Gull, adult, JT491


Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd cy, JJ491

Monday, 14 August 2017

Dungeness, juvenile Gulls, 13/08/2017

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, 13th August, 2017

Lot's of activity at Dungeness today !   
Lifeboat open day, lots of people, fishermen and families enjoying the day on the beach in superb nice weather.

AL and GP had joined us for the day.

It is high tide, no gulls, we had just sat down in a gap between fishermen, cameras still in bag, when this juvenile Kittiwake settled on the water in front of us, attracted in to a small dead fish, probably a fisherman's discard.







Stunning start to the day ! ! !   followed by an hour with very little to point the camera at


We enjoyed the spectacular sight of 100's of Sand Martin gather above us before they moved south, out to sea.
Many Sandwich and Common Terns
An Artic Skua chasing Terns, and the distant Gannet all in excellent light condition !

The people and fishermen started to leave,
and the Gulls came in ! ! !

Herring Gull, juveniles 10+
Lesser Black-backed Gull, juveniles, several !
Great Black-backed Gull, juvenile, 2
Mediterranean Gull, juvenile.
Common Gull, juvenile, 2 sighting, prob same bird
Black-headed Gull, juvenile, not close for photo
Yellow-legged Gull, 1st cycle, 2 late in the day.

Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile, (tail pattern of interest)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile



Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult (1)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult (1)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult (1)


Mediterranean Gull, juvenile


Black-headed Gull, adult summer


Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile


Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile


Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile


Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult (2)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult (2)


Common Gull, juvenile


Herring Gull, juvenile





Great Black-backed Gull, juvenile

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st summer, 2nd cy

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd summer, 3rd cy


Great Black-backed Gull, adult


Yellow-legged Gull, juvenile / 1st winter ?   However, 1 cycle.



A stunning day out ! ! !