Monday, 14 December 2015

CASPIAN GULLS, Two 1st winter Caspians and the 3rd winter Caspian, Yellow ring: PNXB (from Poland) at Dungeness, 13/12/2015

Dungeness, ''by the puddles'', 12.00 hours to 15.00 hours, 13/12/2015

all very quiet with lots of Herring Gulls and probably 20+ GBBG's  !

13.30 hours !  A Caspian Gull came into the puddle,
we heard it calling as it flew in, very distinctive above all the other Gull sounds !
Mick called Caspian !
It only stayed for a couple of seconds, then flew off to land over in the Gull roost.

Caspian Gull, 1st winter (No.1)

14.00 hours, Mick, MC and myself were looking at Caspian Gull (No 1) in the roost from the concrete road when Mick sees in the opposite direction, up on the shingle ridge above high water mark, Caspian Gull (No 2).

The light was awful (moan, moan), but Caspian no 2 was very settled and obligingly posed for a couple of side on, sky and sand backgrounds ! ! !

Caspian Gull, 1st winter (No.2)

14.20 hours, at the fishing boats, the light is even worse ! ! !

Caspian Gull, 1st winter (No.2)

to make up a ''TRIO of CASPIANS'' for the day ! ! !

MC picked out the Caspian Gull, 3rd winter, Yellow ring:  PNXB 
(here again today, only a brief sighting, i did not see it)

Caspian Gull, 3rd winter, Yellow ring:  PNXB
This image from yesterday, 12/12

A STUNNING WEEKEND at DUNGENESS with ''great company''

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