Baltic Gulls ~ Stockholm, Sweden - May '15

Sunday, 17 May 2015

After seeing some images from Alan Dalton on his blog 
A quick weekender was planned ..

Flew out on Saturday morning 9th and back the Sunday evening 10th.

Saturday afternoon was spent at Gamla Stan the old town of Skockholm at Skeppsbrokajen. A quay where   Baltic Gulls and others had easy pickings from hand-outs ...

I had reservations beforehand as Me & the Public don't really go together, and there were 100's of people walking about doing there thing but making Me uncomfortable from doing my thing !! plus the light was harsh more excuses ...

Anyway i took 20 images before I packed up the camera and just watched ...

Baltic Gull ~ Larus fuscus fuscus


Sunday morning for about an hour was again at Skeppsbrokajen ..






Heading south of Stockholm and trying our luck at Trinntorp, Brevik and Vissvass before stumbling upon a beautiful location at Karrmarang, Galo Havsbad a lovely sandy bay, a colony of Baltics with 2 Caspian Terns and No people ..




With a GBBG for company 


One of the three island colonies

Simrishamn next time ... 

  

Caspian Gull ~ 2nd. cy - 1st. S ~ Dungeness, Kent - 28.04.15

Monday, 27 April 2015

The forecast wasn't great for photography, raining with overcast conditions with northerly winds but this has produced some good birds and so late in the afternoon this worn and faded Caspian appeared at the front of the group ..
It remained for about 90 mins and seemed to like being the closest bird to us ..

Quite a small  2nd. cy bird 

  







Don't look at these !!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Trust me, don't look at these images !!

I took them all by accident ..
I didn't mean to it just happened ..

As part of the healing process its better to air them to aid my recovery so I can focus better on gulls !!

Please accept my apologises for what you are about to see ...


Pied-billed Grebe ~ California '15

Pied-billed Grebe ~ California '15

Lesser Scaup ~ California '15

Ring-necked Duck ~ California '15

Hooded Merganser ~ California '15

Variable Wheatear ~ U.A.E '15

Red-wattled Lapwing ~ U.A.E '15

Red-wattled Lapwing ~ U.A.E '15

Indian Roller ~ U.A.E '15

Indian Roller ~ U.A.E '15

Indian Roller ~ U.A.E '15

Pallid Harrier ~ U.A.E '15

Little green bee-eater ~ U.A.E '15

Little green bee-eater ~ U.A.E '15

Swift Tern ~ U.A.E '15

Swift Tern ~ U.A.E '15

Crested Lark ~ U.A.E '15

White-tailed Plover ~ U.A.E '15

Gullfoss ~ Iceland '14

Iceland '14

Iceland '14

Iceland '14

Iceland '14

Iceland '14

Durdle Door, Dorset ~ '10

If you made it this far seek medical help ...

Glaucous Gull ~ juv ~ Dover '15

Iceland Gull ~ juv ~ Rossaveal

Iceland Gull ~ juv ~ Yougal

Iceland Gull ~ 2nd. W ~ Rossaveal

Iceland Gull ~ 2nd. W ~ Rossaveal

Ring-billed Gull ~ 1st. W ~ Nimmo's, Ireland

Ring-billed Gull ~ 1st. W ~ Nimmo's, Ireland


That's better !!