Caspian Gull ~ 1st.W ~ P:C65 ~ Dungeness, Kent - 31.03.18

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Had to wait until early evening for this Polish ringed bird to come in to the feeding melee, the first of three Caspians for the day ..

The light was typically awful at Dungeness, Kent and with nothing of note appearing, it was bordering on coffee time when this fairly dirty looking bird showed up, the fine streaking on the head with more slightly heavier markings to flanks and belly also the under wing being on the darker side all adding to this dirty look and has it got some possible mixed parentage with a michahellis in the previous generations ...

Ringed on 28.05.17
by Hanna Sztwiertnia

At Mietkowski, Meitkow, Poland.

Seen at Dungeness, Kent - 21.08.17

And at Dungeness, Kent - 31.03.18

Distance from ringing ~ 1091 km's .....

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