Monday, 26 September 2016

CASPIAN GULL, 1st winter at Dungeness, 24/9/2016

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, 15.00 - 18.30 hours, 24/9/2016


c17.30 hours, in failing light, Mick picks out this stunning 1st winter Caspian Gull.

Caspian Gull, 1st winter and Mick, (he finds all the Caspian Gulls, I take photo's) ! ! ! ! ! !



Caspian Gull, 1st winter



























From earlier in the day, when the light was good !

Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile










Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult





Common Gull, 1st winter

Monday, 12 September 2016

Dungeness, 11/9/2016


Dungeness, by the fishing boats, Sunday 11th September, 2016



Mediterranean Gull, juvenile



Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter




Kittiwake, 1st winter



Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile



Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter






Great Skua


Artic Skua, one of 3 west chasing Terns


Black-headed Gull, 1st winter


Monday, 5 September 2016

CASPIAN GULL, juvenile and Gulls at Dungeness, 3rd & 4th September, 2016

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, 3rd & 4th September, 2016



Saturday, 4th September,

Mick and myself only today ! !

c16.00 hours Mick picks up on a Caspian as it flew in ! Immediately recognizing this as the bird he found (briefly) on 28th August and again on 29th.

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3 Yellow-legged Gulls and this 'not an in your face' Caspian made a very difficult ID day in the field for me !    I hope I have got my photo ID correct !


Caspian Gull, juvenile















Mick on a Caspian ! ! !




Great Black-backed Gull, adult, Yellow ring: 5AA1




Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter









Herring Gull, 1st winter


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Sunday, 5th September

Today we was joined by RB and DW,
No CASPIANS but an interesting day with ring numbers and LBBG's,
Light no good for flight photography !

Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile, Yellow ring R3



Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult, Thames ring:  H5CT



Great Black-backed Gull, Black ring JC046




Yellow-legged Gull, adult



Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile


Thursday, 1 September 2016

CASPIAN GULLS & YLG at Dungeness, 29/8/2016

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, 15.00 hours - 19.00 hours, 29/8/2016

Mark C joined us for the day

a Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter was first on the scene




c16.10 hours ''AGAIN'' Mick Southcott picks out a Caspian Gull as it flies in to join the gull gathering.



Caspian Gull, 1st winter















A 15 minute photo session completed, the Caspian settled on the beach, we took our eyes off it for a moment (gimping), it disappeared not to be seen again today !



18.00 hours Mick picks up on a 2nd Caspian Gull ! ! ! !


Caspian Gull, juvenile