Caspian Gull ~ 2nd. W ~ Dungeness, Kent - 05.01.14

Monday 6 January 2014

Saturday had some strong winds, thousands of gulls, 5 Essex-boys but couldn't find a Caspian ...
DW had two birds
Sunday next to no wind and hardly any gulls but a few good birds ..

   From The Patch I picked this bird out of the melee in the morning with Chiddy & Adam and shortly after it flew east and was lost to view.
Later in the afternoon near the fishing boats Me & Richard were trying our luck with a 1st & Ad. W- Little Gulls closest were had them so far.
At the boats were MB, GH, CG & JP mostly talked about Japan and weirdo's that go to the Delta for gulls.
Chris had the Caspian earlier in the roost so we all tried again, without locating it until it flew from the middle over to the boats ...

Caspian Gull ~ 2nd. W

All at ... 1/800 ~ F4 ~ iso 800

The bird fed on the tideline picking up mainly queen cockle, it searched the same area returning to start over looking for food a few times before resting on the sea ...
A great looking bird to start the year off

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