Having only just missed a Caspian Gull at the fish hut, it was time to head down to the fishing boats for the afternoon. Very quickly, a Caspian Gull was picked up along the beach, and we tried to approach it. For some reason or another, things began rather frustratingly with this first-winter bird being a bit skittish and spending a lot of time on the water without too much interest in the bread. However, when it got up from the water when we'd approached a bit closer, it was another yellow-ringed bird! This time, it was X309 and had been ringed as a chick at Grabendorfer See, Brandenburg on 6th June 2016 before being seen at Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France on 6th December 2016.
|1st-winter Caspian Gull X309 Dungeness, Kent 25th February 2017|