Monday 15 August 2016

CASPIAN GULL, juvenile, Dungeness, 14/8/2016

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, 15.00 hours - 18.30 hours, 14/8/2016

Within 20 minutes of our arrival, Mick Southcott picks out this stunning Caspian as it flew in to settle with the Gulls on the beach !

MC and DW joined us,
the Caspian stayed all afternoon giving superb photo opportunities.

Caspian Gull, juvenile

Saturday 13 August 2016

GBBG, juvenile, Black ring: JU082, Dungeness, 13/8/2016

Dungeness, by the fishing boats, 15.00 hours - 18.30 hours

Great Black-backed Gull, juvenile, Black ring: JU082
ringed as a chick 44 days ago, 892 km away in SW Norway. (RB)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, juvenile

Yellow-legged Gull

Herring Gull, juvenile

Great Black-backed Gull, 2nd c, Black ring: JC046

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Yellow-legged Gull

Monday 8 August 2016

Dungeness, 6th, 7th August, 2016

Dungeness, by the fishing boats,
Saturday, 6th August, 15.30 - 19.30 hours.

Yellow-legged Gull

Herring Gull



Sunday, 7th August, 15.30 - 19.00 hours.

Yellow- legged Gull, adult

Yellow-legged Gull

Great Black-backed Gull, juvenile

Friday 5 August 2016

Ebro Delta, Spain, Audouin's Gull juvenile and Mediterranean Gull juvenile, 30th, 31st July and 1st August 2016

3 day trip to the Ebro Delta, Spain, 30th, 31st July and 1st August 2016

3 mornings at Punta de la Banya, gave very few photo opportunities, the light not good with only an hour slot each morning before the windsurfers, campervans and beach goers arrived to finish the morning session.

Audouin's Gull, juvenile

Audouin's Gull, adult

Slender-billed Gull, adult

Mediterranean Gull, juvenile,

In the rice fields:

Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Night Heron, Squacco Heron 
Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Glossy Ibis

Lots of Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, and a few Wood Sandpiper
on the banks of the irrigation channels

Black-winged Stilt, Whiskered Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Common Term

again, very few photo opportunities

Squacco Heron 

Purple Heron 

Late afternoons at Port d'Illa de Mar

Great Reed Warbler, (seen 2 days)
Greenshank, Redshank, Kentish Plover

2 (only) Audouin's Gull adults permanently occupying ''the posts'' gave plenty of opportunity for practice on

'Gulls on Posts images'

Little Egret