Wednesday, 10 February 2016

showy scarce gulls at Dungeness

Sunday was possibly the best day light wise I've had in this dank start to 2016. Or at least the couple of hours I was able to spend at Dungeness were like that. The juvenile Glaucous Gull showed really well, attracted to the bread I flung out but being fairly reluctant to actually get involved in the melee. Interesting too was this bird's plumage - nice and white, typical of those Glaucs I usually seen in Ireland as opposed to the dark, swarthy presumably Scandinavian birds. Still a lot to learn but it showed well: -

juvenile Glaucous Gull Dungeness, Kent 7th February 2016
As did the long-staying 1st-winter Caspian Gull, complete with a bit of displaced feathering in front of the eye: -

1st-winter Caspian Gull Dungeness, Kent 7th February 2016

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