Sunday, 28 January 2018

ROSS'S GULL, 1st winter, Vlissingen, Netherlands,27/01/2018

Ross's Gull, 1st winter, Vlissingen, Netherlands,27/01/2018

with MS, RB, DS,

an awesome hour of an 'in your face' Ross's Gull, 1st winter














with a bit of background for RB !



Thursday, 25 January 2018

Co Galway, Ireland, 22nd & 23rd January 2018

Co Galway, Ireland,

22nd January
Bearna Pier, Iceland Gull, juvenile (1)




23rd January
Spiddal Pier, 2x Iceland Gull, juvenile and a Glaucous Gull, juvenile

Iceland Gull, juvenile, same bird as yesterday at Bearna





A second Iceland Gull, 1st winter joined the gulls !
suddenly I developed camera fault error 30, got away with it !

Iceland Gull, juvenile (2)





Juggling with my error code, a Glaucous Gull, juvenile came in to pose for me ! !

Glaucous Gull, juvenile



This was rather a ''petite'' GG (not a big beast, like most GG)






Some more Iceland Gull, juvenile (1)





Excellent two days in Co Galway
WW's and Weather was very kind to me ! ! !













Sunday, 7 January 2018

CASPIAN GULL, 1st and 2nd winter, Dungeness, 7/1/2018

Caspian Gull, Dungeness, 7/1/2018


The regular Caspian Gull, 1st winter


Caspian Gull, 2nd winter



I could not handle the 40mph+ NE wind at the fishing boats so I retired to the car at the puddles with the regular Caspian.

Kittiwake, adult winter

Thursday, 28 December 2017

CASPIAN GULL, 1st winter, Dungeness, 28/12/2013


Dungeness, by the puddles, 28/12/2017


Caspian Gull, 1st winter (regular bird since 30/9)













Black-headed Gull, adult winter