Seriously, the local birding was grim on Saturday. Cold and grim. Just a couple of Yellow-legged Gulls and 64 Black-tailed Godwits at Crossness, and then in Rotherhithe a decent count of a handful of Great Black-backed Gulls and 49 Tufted Ducks. And with no sign of the Mediterranean Gull, I resigned myself to reading rings on Egyptian Geese. So on that note, I decided that I really needed a change and got out of London on Sunday.
|Name that foot... Egyptian Goose|
|1st-winter Lesser Yellowlegs Pett Level, East Sussex 11th January 2015|
|Cattle Egrets near Dungeness, Kent 11th January 2015|
And then, just as the light was fading, I picked up this Caspian Gull to save the day. One of these a weekend really does ease the burden of going back to work on a Monday morning, particularly when it looks as stonking as this dude.
|1st-winter Caspian Gull Dungeness, Kent 11th January 2015|