Saturday, 21 September 2013

Caspian Gull, 1st winter, Dungeness, 21/9/2013

08.00 hours, Dungeness

by the lighthouse

Linnet, 30+
Meadow Pipit, 30+
Swallow, 100's heading south

it's low tide, a walk out on the mud, nothing came close for a photograph !

Caspian Gull, 1st winter

A circuit of the RSPB reserve

Ruff, 5
Black-necked Grebe, 5
Great White Egret
Great Crested Grebe
Wheatear, 1
Long-tailed Tit
Sand Martin, 100's
Whinchat, 1
Kestrel, 1

Black-necked Grebe

Great White Egret

Breakfast, then out to the fishing boats for the afternoon

Sandwich Tern, many
Artic Skua, 4+ chasing the Terns
Brent Geese, 100+ West

Sandwich Tern

Brent Geese

Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, adult winter

As the afternoon progressed, the grey cloud increased, poor light, early finish !

1 comment:

  1. Hi Richard, Nice set of photos. Went to Dunge this morning but no sign of the Caspian! Started blogger this week after prompts from Mr.Ashton.