Sunday 28 January 2018

ROSS'S GULL, 1st winter, Vlissingen, Netherlands,27/01/2018

Ross's Gull, 1st winter, Vlissingen, Netherlands,27/01/2018

with MS, RB, DS,

an awesome hour of an 'in your face' Ross's Gull, 1st winter

with a bit of background for RB !

Thursday 25 January 2018

Co Galway, Ireland, 22nd & 23rd January 2018

Co Galway, Ireland,

22nd January
Bearna Pier, Iceland Gull, juvenile (1)

23rd January
Spiddal Pier, 2x Iceland Gull, juvenile and a Glaucous Gull, juvenile

Iceland Gull, juvenile, same bird as yesterday at Bearna

A second Iceland Gull, 1st winter joined the gulls !
suddenly I developed camera fault error 30, got away with it !

Iceland Gull, juvenile (2)

Juggling with my error code, a Glaucous Gull, juvenile came in to pose for me ! !

Glaucous Gull, juvenile

This was rather a ''petite'' GG (not a big beast, like most GG)

Some more Iceland Gull, juvenile (1)

Excellent two days in Co Galway
WW's and Weather was very kind to me ! ! !

Sunday 7 January 2018

CASPIAN GULL, 1st and 2nd winter, Dungeness, 7/1/2018

Caspian Gull, Dungeness, 7/1/2018

The regular Caspian Gull, 1st winter

Caspian Gull, 2nd winter

I could not handle the 40mph+ NE wind at the fishing boats so I retired to the car at the puddles with the regular Caspian.

Kittiwake, adult winter