Kumlien's Gull ~ 2cy ~ Littlehampton, West Sussex - 18.05.14

Monday 19 May 2014

An easy decision to make, go and have another look at the Kumlien's Gull on West Beach, Littlehampton and with absolutely nothing else on offer it turned out to be a great afternoon ...

Still with a complete set of juvenile feathers.
The juvenile feathers are now well worn and faded.

See how its faded since this image from 01.03.14

Slender-billed Gull ~ Ebro Delta, Spain - Apr' 14

Monday 12 May 2014

The morning of day 1 .. 24th April was the most productive for images ...
We had to wait for the cloud to lift and didn't get going till gone 10:00, but it was a great morning spent on Punta de la Banya with about a dozen or so Slender-bills to work with ...
One-to-one with the birds with nobody else about is just magic ..
Did I enjoy myself ... Oh yes !!

Still would like some juvenile images so will be going back again ...

Audouin's Gull ~ Ebro Delta, Spain - Apr' 14

Thursday 8 May 2014

There was only one fail safe site to photograph Audouin's Gull and that was in the harbour at Sant Carlos de la Rapida, late afternoon with the sun behind you ...
Now there's a but, you knew it was coming, trying to get a clean background with so many boats, masts and buildings meant really only one type of shot ... banked over with the dorsal view and sea background ..
So these are a bit repetitive ..

Audouin's Gull ~ Ad. s

4th cy ~ 3rd s

3rd cy ~ 2nd s