Saturday 21 November 2015

Sunday 15 November 2015

CASPIAN GULL, 1st winter, Red ring: 65P5 (from Poland) at Dungeness, 15/11/2015

Dungeness, by the puddles,  12.00 hours - 15.45 hours

Strong wind, dark cloud, very poor light, it has been a dull day ! !

until 15.00 hours, when MC picks out Red ring: 65P5  

Caspian Gull, 1st winter, Red ring:  65P5

Great Black-backed Gull       Black Ring:  5OR

Great Black-backed Gull      Black Ring:  5AA1

Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Yesterday, 14/11
Caspian Gull, adult (picked out by MS)

Sunday 8 November 2015

Red ring: 65P5 and 85P5 (from Poland) 1st winter CASPIAN GULLS at Dungeness, 8/11/2015

Dungeness, by the puddles,  12.00 hours - 16.00 hours

Mick, RB, DW, several others and myself

''Two Red ring Caspians'', from Poland,

the Caspian Gull, Red ring: 65P5  (from Poland) was seen all afternoon, between the roost, over the fishing boats, on the shingle bank, and a couple of times within the range of the camera !

Caspian Gull, 1st winter, Red ring: 65P5 (Poland)

c. 13.45 hours, RB found (checked and verified on the back of his camera), that there was another Red ringed Caspian Gull out there !       Red ring:  85P5  (from Poland).

a brief sighting of it flying towards the Fish Hut, sent a few of the Gull watchers in that direction !

the sun broke through the grey cloud ! a window of decent light

and Red ring:  85P5  (from Poland) came to the puddles !

Caspian Gull, 1st winter, Red ring:  85P5  (Poland)

Saturday 7 November 2015

1st winter CASPIAN GULLS at Dungeness, 7/11/2015

Dungeness, by the puddles for ''Storm Abigail'',  13.30 hours - 16.00 hours

Mick, RB, DW, AA, several others and myself

3 Caspian Gull, all 1st winter.

Caspian Gull 1, was about all afternoon,

Caspian Gull 2. came in mid afternoon at a distant puddle, only stayed for a few minutes, no photo.

Caspian Gull 3, 65P5 came in late afternoon, as the light deteriorated !

A few images in the order of the afternoon

Caspian Gull 3, 65P5

Great Black-backed Gull, adult, Green ring: B4

Great Black-backed Gull, adult, Yellow ring 5AA1

Monday 2 November 2015

CASPIAN GULL,1st winter at Dungeness, 1/11/2015

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, 13.30 hours - 16.30 hours

Mick and myself, later joined by AL. & DW. The afternoon started with sunshine and good light.

An adult Little Gull passed west
3+ Common Gull and several Black-headed Gull

Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter and a Caspian gull, 1st winter

Black-headed Gull

Herring Gull, 1st winter

Yellow-legged Gull, 1st winter

c 15.30 hours, as the fog rolled in from sea,
in the rapidly fading light, AL called Caspian Gull,

Caspian Gull, 1st winter