Saturday, 18 February 2012

Kumlien's Gull, Dover, Kent, 18/2/2012

Dull start to the day, briefly the light came but by noon, back to dull cloud, then rain to finish the afternoon early.

M.S., Kevin and myself started the day arriving Dover at 08.30 hours hoping to see if a 2nd winter Kumlien's Gull that had been seen around area for the last 2 weeks was still about.

We walked out only 100 meters on to Admiralty Pier, immediately the Kumlien's Gull is spotted.

Kumlien's Gull, 2nd winter

The Kumlien's gave an excellent flight display in the strong wind.

Met up with MC and Adam, only a brief chat, then the Kumliens's Gull re-appeared for a few more photo's

Also seen

Herring Gulls
Black-headed Gulls
Rock Pipit

By 12.30 hours, the sky came very overcast, we took a drive from Rye through to Sandwich Bay, stopping briefly at the Restharrow Scrape,

Curlew, 8
Wigeon, Shovellor, Mallard, Teal
Little Grebe, 1

The weather deteriorated, an early finish and on our way home by 15.00 hours.


  1. Nice set of pics, the ones with the open bill very sharp!
    Saludos from Spain!