|Adult Caspian Gull Rainham 1st December 2012|
|Caspian Gull (same bird as above) - nice pale tongue to underside of P10 visible on this pale-eyed individual|
|Look how just a couple of shots later the whole head profile of the bird changes, with the bird now exhibiting a pixel thin eye and rounder head.|
If anyone's visiting this site, be aware that directions always come out as 'by the stone barges'. This isn't the case - walk east 500 metres or so from the car park, along the Thames path, where you'll see the tip on the left. Look from here (at the tip as well as birds on the foreshore).
All of my good mood from the morning's birding was taken away after a two hour journey back home - yeah, it is only a few miles too.