Caspian Gull ~ 1st. W ~ X309 ~ Dungeness, Kent - 25.02.17

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Arriving at The Fish Hut, Dungeness and I could see RB and JP going over the shingle ridge towards the fishing boats about 10 minutes in front on me.
Once I was at the boats, they were now way down the beach with the feeding frenzy of gulls, I set-up and wasn't prepared to walk down as the gulls would be up by me and the bucket soon enough ..
Well probably nearly 20 minutes went by and there photography had increased in intensity, crawling and laying down !!
This was now to much to handle and i just had to walk down and i'm sure glad that i did as they had found themselves a nice ringed Caspian Gull from the Germany ..

Ringed on the 06.06.2016 in Brandenburg, Germany, then seen in December '16 in Boulogne-sur-mer and then Dungeness ...

With rough seas it looked very promising at the boats but nothing of note could be found not even a ringed bird, the session was over when a gull got tangled in a fishermans line so back at The Puddles from the car virtually the first bird in was a regular bird ...
This bird was first seen on the 31.12.16

1 comment:

Marco Luijken said...

Very wonderful pictures. Great to see these gulls.

Best regards,