16 Caspian Gulls

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

I bet that title got loads of you interested, well maybe not loads probably a few like 3 could even be as much as 4, but i'm gonna stick with loads ...
16 ? ... Where ? ... Thousands Hundreds A few rush to look !! can't be, oh last season, oh dunge .. zzz
The '15 season was very productive for Caspian's at Dungeness with 16 birds photographed and 4 were rung ..

The '16/'17 winter season has a lot to live up to, the wait is nearly over for the many 1000's of excited people !!

#1 ... 15.03.15

#2 ... 26.04.15

#3 ... 27.09.15 ... 2nd. W

#4 ... 27.09.15

#5 ... 10.10.15

#6 ... 11.10.15

#7 ... 24.10.15

#8 ... 25.10.15

#9 ... 25.10.15

#10 ... 01.11.15

#11 ... 07.11.15

#12 ... 07.11.15

#13 ... 08.11.15

#14 ... 15.11.15 ... Adult

#15 ... 12.12.15 ... 3rd. W

#16 ... 13.12.15


YLG Juv and a miss at Oare ~ 17.07.16

Monday, 18 July 2016

Another two Yellow-legged Gull Juveniles were at the fishing boats on sunday afternoon along with a couple of LBBG's and the usual gatherings of Herring and GBBG's ...








Lesser Black-backed Gull 

An hour at Oare for the Bonaparte's on the way home didn't produce the gull ..
But a couple of Barn Owls and a nice sunset rounded off  a good day ..


Yellow - Legged Gull ~ Juv ~ Dungeness, Kent - 10.07.16

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The 2016/17 season is finally underway and with nowhere near enough trips its been a tough few months with nothing about to get me going ...
The 2nd week in July saw the first juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls to arrive and normal duty was resumed near the fishing boats ...









A 2nd bird came in later in the evening






Iceland ~ Snaefellsnes and more ~ May '16

Friday, 13 May 2016

A long weekend trip to Iceland mainly travelling around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, trying out some circular routes and dead-end tracks in a 4x4.



Flew out of Gatwick on the 6th with Easyjet and returned on the 9th with Wowair just for better timed flights.

4x4 was hired from www.reykjavikrentacar.is/

A Suzuki Grand Vitara ...

It's prohibited to drive off road in a car and most of the best roads are gravel so be warned get a 4x4 !!

My base was the beach front cabin at www.tradirguesthouse.net

The view from my beach front cabin 


The trip was all about scenery, Landscapes and Waterfalls ...







The Mighty Gullfoss


Faxi ~ worth a look as its near Gullfoss









Kirkjufell



Svortuloft Lighthouse great for Brunnich's Guillemot



Djupalonssandur





Kirkjufell

Stykkisholmur


Hellissandur


Budakirkja at 01:28am 


The bay near Kirkjufellsfoss at 02:45am








Kirkjufellsfoss

















 Brunnich's Guillemot at Svortuloft Lighthouse with Razorbill 


A winter trip is on the cards for the Aurora in the south and south east regions ..