Sunday, 10 February 2019

Sunday, 3 February 2019

BONAPARTE'S GULL, adult winter, Erith Pier, Erith, Kent, 03/02/2019

Bonaparte's Gull, adult winter, Erith Pier, Erith, Kent, 03/02/2019.

Today was my third visit (two dips) to Erith Pier hoping to see the Bonapart's Gull
first found by RB and DS on 20th January.

A brilliant day, sunshine and perfect weather for February,
meeting up with RB, DS, SH, MS, DM and others.

12. 25 hours, (RB picks up on the Bonaparte's).

















25 minutes with this stunning Gull ! ! !

A very vocal Caspian Gull, 1st winter, Yellow Ring: X90A  (German bird, mixed colony) came into the melee

Of little interest when you have splendid Bonaparte's ''in your face'' ! ! !


Saturday, 5 January 2019

2x CASPIAN GULL, 1st winter + 2nd winter, Dungeness, 5/01/2019

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, 5/01/2019

2x Caspian Gull

Caspian Gull, 2nd winter



















late in the day, fisherman was gutting and cleaning fish, (they had a good day, 12+ Skate)

a Caspian 1st winter came in to the offerings.

Very aggressive, very vocal















Wednesday, 26 December 2018

CASPIAN GULL, 1st winter, Dungeness, 26/12/2018

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, Boxing Day.


Caspian Gull, 1st winter






Common Guillemot

Dunlin