Monday 27 April 2015

CASPIAN GULL, 2cy, Dungeness, Kent, 26/4/2015

Sunday, 26th April, 2015


Weather forecast was not good for today,
it was light rain, dull and a very cool wind of the sea.

So an afternoon in the car ''by the puddles''.

A very boring couple of hours, (i had a snooze for at least 1 hour !),
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult, brief at distance,
Herring Gull and Great Black-backed Gulls

c 15.20 hours, there was about 100+ Gulls around the car.

then I hear Mick say 'Caspian Gull'.

Very easy to pick out, it is the nearest Gull to the car ! To close most of the time !

Caspian Gull, 1st summer, 2cy.

Monday 6 April 2015

LAUGHING GULL, 1st winter, New Brighton, Cheshire, 4/4/2015

LAUGHING GULL, 1st winter, New Brighton, Cheshire, 4/4/2015

CALIFORNIA for GULLS, 14th February - 22nd February, 2015 ........ ''DAY 7''


Day 7,   21/2/2015   ''Last Day''

Santa Barbara.

A bit of fog, again, delayed start of photography on the beach, so we started our day at
Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara.

Thayer's Gull, adult

American Herring Gull, 1st winter

Glaucous-winged Gull, 1st winter

California Gull, adult

California Gull, 3rd winter

California Gull, 1st winter

Western Gull, 1st winter

Western Gull, 2nd winter

next to Santa Barbara Beach, left of the pier today !
The fog gone, light superb, and birds everywhere !

California Gull, adult

Western Gull, 1st winter

Ring-billed Gull, adult

Glaucous-winged Gull, 1st winter

Heerman's Gull, 2nd winter

Heerman's Gull, adult

11.00 hours, the light is getting harsh, time is up,
We head off towards LA airport, a bit of twitching on route !
Depart LA for London.