10th March 2018 Dungeness Gulls

Not much sign of the “mild conditions” forecast for Saturday nor any sign of any migrants! There were however a number of interesting gulls still around the Dungeness peninsular.

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One of two juvenile Glaucous Gulls seen.

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A brief appearance of a 3rd winter Yellow legged Gull.

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In a brief window of better light, a really sleek looking adult Caspian Gull arrived. A very handsome looking bird it’s dark eye giving it an immaculate appearance.

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An appearance reminiscent of a large Common Gull.

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Legs of this bird appeared richly coloured as they can be this time of year.

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Below the classic Caspian wing pattern, with long grey/white tongues cutting deeply into the black primaries, large white tip to p10, dark markings up to p5.

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