Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Caspian Gull, juvenile, Dungeness, Kent, 18/8/2013

Another afternoon by the fishing boats at Dungeness, blue sky and a decent SW wind.

Another ''M.S. Gull workshop'

Perfect conditions to photograph the Gulls but a challenge to find / identify the juvenile
Yellow-legged Gull ! and again we are hoping the Little Gull may be about !

My afternoon went like this !


Herring Gull



I had been looking at this next Gull suspecting it to be a Yellow-legged, No !

Caspian Gull, juvenile


Herring Gull





 
 
it's now low tide, so I take a wander out onto the beach
 

Great Black-backed Gull



Caspian Gull, juvenile                    



Herring Gull







Great Black-backed Gull





Herring Gull







Great Black-backed Gull






Back with Mick at the fishing boats

Herring Gull







Caspian Gull, juvenile
 
 













Herring Gull















CASPIAN GULL, juvenile


CASPIAN GULL, juvenile


CASPIAN GULL, juvenile


CASPIAN GULL, juvenile


CASPIAN GULL, juvenile


CASPIAN GULL, juvenile


CASPIAN GULL, juvenile


A superb day out ! !


Very confusing !  rather difficult, and a lot to learn !
 






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3 comments:

  1. Superb set Richard, would have no chance of identifying one myself, maybe need a Mick workshop !

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  2. Lump the lot into "big gull" would be my approach to the taxonomy.

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  3. Lump them all into shitehawks. Not seen a gull in Cyprus Richard, mind you not seen a lot of anything yet. Too bloody hot lol.

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