29.11.19 West Rise Caspian Gull

A glorious day cloudless with a light northerly.


Typical views of Water Pipit at this site.

A very pleasant walk over a very flooded West Rise marsh. I flushed 40+ Common Snipe, c5 Water Pipit and amongst the gulls a pleasingly proportioned 1st Win Caspian Gull. Several Cetti’s Warbler heard. I had hoped for some decent looks at the Bearded Tits but only managed to hear a few calling birds. Disappointed the small white Heron around the Water Buffalo proved to be just a Little Egret, two collybita looking Chiffchaff were along the river south of the entrance gate. I was surprised not to have flushed any Jack Snipe.


1st win. Caspian Gull.

An elegantly proportioned bird with signs of second generation moult across the greater and median coverts.

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1st win. Caspian Gull.


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