Caspian Gulls ~ Simrishamn, Sweden - 05-06.09.14

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A Ryanair flight to Malmo and an hours drive had us at our base by mid-afternoon, Simrishamn, Sweden ...
Staying at Bengtssons Loge ..

We checked out the fishery roofs, harbours and Revet (reef) this is the rocks to the north of the harbour ..
In with the 1500+ gulls we found 14 Caspians most way out of range of the camera but a great start ..

The reef was our best chance for some images, so slowly set about teasing some closer thinking we've got days of this action !!

Once all the geese went c. 500+ then late evening more gulls came in ..

We also tried Brantavik .. 4 . Caspians ...
And at Skillinge .. 3+ . Caspians, there was more here but walking the path pushed the birds off so we left them to roost ..


Saturday the 6th, where had all the gulls gone !!
It must of been due to no fishing boats coming in most had left ...
From Sandhammer in the south up to Vitemolla checking all harbours and flocks, finding hardly any gulls for our efforts ...
Back at Revet, Simishamn it was the waiting game for the bloody geese to go eventually 3 Caspians all ..

With a few record images of the closer birds that were along way off ..

This next bird was ringed at Slanica, Slovakia on the 17.06.

152:S - white ring

The greater coverts seem quite checkered, is this within variation ?

What with No boats and 500 geese, will it get any better tomorrow ..