Mick giving me another lesson on GULLS ! Late afternoon we were joined by DW
For the first two hours, not much happening,
also with the light being a bit to harsh, nothing gave photo opportunities,
Herring Gull, 1st winter
Black-headed Gull, 1st winter
Common Tern, 1st winter
Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1st winter ? ? ? is it / isn't it ?
This Lesser B-b caused big discussion between Mick and Dave as to being 'odd'. (a bit heavy for me to understand, but i got the gist !).
The sun is now low, the shingle beach is in shadow, I pack up the camera and am now ready to call it a day !
In unison, both Mick (who never gives up !) and Dave call 'Caspian Gull', their camera shutters 'popping' !
My camera was out rapid, fortunately for me the Caspian then flew in close to land on the beach not 10 meters away.
Caspian Gull, 1st winter
Mick and I have had already two sightings of a Caspian Gull this September,
BOTH the ''SAME GULL'',
I had asked Mick for a bit of assistance on 'how same' ?
His reply was the two images below ! !
The Caspian photographed today is again the same Caspian Gull !
This lesson understood, leading to another question ?
Is it possible that this 1st winter Caspian Gull now photographed three times is the SAME Caspian that we photographed as a CASPIAN GULL, JUVENILE on 18th August ? ? ?
A 'Wow' ending to a brilliant day !