Mediterranean Gull ~ 1st. W ~ PTP2 ~ Greenhithe, Kent - 26.08.13

Tuesday 27 August 2013

Off Sara Cresent, Greenhithe was this ringed Mediterranean Gull. 
A nicely marked bird moulting from Juv to 1st. winter ...


This bird was ringed as a pullus on the 27.06.13

At .. Zbiornik, Przykona, Radyczyny,
Turek, Wielkopolskie, Poland ...

Mediterranean Gull ~ 1st. W

Caspian Gull ~ Juv ~ Dungeness, Kent - 18.08.13

Thursday 22 August 2013

Back again, Dungeness, Kent from the fishing boats and another great afternoon ...

So if you don't like gull's stop reading now ...

I had 146 keeper images all of this juvenile Caspian Gull, so here are a few of them ...

And if you don't like looking at gull's it's to late, your hooked, give in and love the Larid's !!

Caspian Gull

Very Nice bird

Yellow-Legged Gull ~ Juv ~ Dungeness, Kent - 11.08.13

Thursday 15 August 2013

A day on Dungeness beach, near the fishing boats checking and photographing the gulls is always good, but it got much more interesting when a bird appeared and stood out from the crowd ...

Compared to the other gulls nearby it was a superb comparison to check its features against ...

Pale head & dark eye mask ..
Solid dark Tertials ..
Broad dark tail band ..
White upper tail & rump ..
Thick black bill ..
Dark outer Greater Coverts ..
Pale belly & undertail Coverts ..
Dark trailing edge to wing ..
Long wing projection ..

This bird shows no 2nd. generation scapulars yet ..

Such a stunning bird it got papped ...

Yellow-legged Gull ~ Juvenile

And a different Juvenile that kept it's distance ..

A Caspian Gull 

Fantastic afternoon's Gulling !!