Caspian Gull ~ 1cy ~ Dungeness, Kent - 16.09.17

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Conditions seemed good for great day on the beach at Dungeness, light winds with a bit of rain then brightening up late on and an in-coming tide ...

Gannets in close diving off the back of a fishing boat, with at least four Arctic Skua's chasing the Terns and a juvenile Eider taking a rest on the beach with the gulls ..

Another Caspian Gull came in probable female smaller than last weeks bird and more advanced with its moult into 1st winter plumage ..

  





















Caspian Gull ~ 1cy ~ Dungeness, Kent - 10.09.17

Sunday, 10 September 2017

A month later than last year and at last the seasons first Caspian a smart 1st cycle bird ..

  



A season with 32 Caspians

Monday, 10 July 2017

What a great season it has been with 32 individual birds photographed from the fishing boats at Dungeness, Kent ..
Quite a few have been in the surrounding area mainly The Patch and the rspb Reserve but haven't been tempted to the boats ..

So why restrict the viewing to just around the boats, well its East facing so in the afternoons the light for photography can be good as the sun is from behind ..

Most of the birds have individual blog posts with links added, some I didn't do a post for ...  

The season kicked off on the 14th August 2016 ...

    #1 .... Juvenile Caspian ~ 14.08.16
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#2 .... Juvenile Caspian ~ 27.08.16
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#3 .... Juvenile Caspian ~ 29.08.16
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#4 .... Juvenile Caspian ~ 29.08.16
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#5 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 24.09.16
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#6 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 15.10.16
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#7 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 23.10.16
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#8 .... Adult Caspian ~ 30.10.16
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#9 .... 2nd. W. Caspian ~ 06.11.16
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#10 .... Adult Caspian ~ 06.11.16

#11 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 12.11.16

#12 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 12.11.16

#13 .... Sub Ad-4th cy Caspian ~ 19.11.16
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#14 .... 2nd. W. Caspian ~ 19.11.16
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#15 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 04.12.16
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#16 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 17.12.16
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#17 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 17.12.16
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#18 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 18.12.16
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#19 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 31.12.16
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#20 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 31.12.16
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#21 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 01.01.17

#22 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 08.01.17

#23 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 21.01.17
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#24 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 28.01.17
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#25 .... 2nd. W. Caspian ~ 29.01.17
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#26 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 29.01.17
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#27 .... 3rd. W. Caspian ~ 19.02.17
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#28 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 25.02.17
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#29 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 05.03.17
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#30 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 12.03.17
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#31 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 18.03.17

#32 .... 1st. W. Caspian ~ 18.03.17