Monday, 8 December 2014

Caspian Gulls!

Sea watch from The Point this morning 08.00-08.45. By 08.20 the Diver passage had ceased:
Red-throated Diver: 49 up   11 down
Common Scoter: 2 up
Gannet: 17 up        12 down
Kittiwake: 3 up
On the New Diggings the 5 Goosander still along with 2 Great White Egrets.
A trip around Walland Marsh looking for the Bean Geese drew a blank, though there are still plenty of winter Thrushes on the marsh, along with Tree Sparrows, Corn Buntings, Yellowhammers and Marsh Harriers.
 Ad.Caspian Gull
From the entrance track to the reserve an adult Yellow-legged Gull in the roost also an East German colour ringed 2w Caspian Gull or possibly a hybrid according to The bird does not seem quite right for Caspian to me. I look forward to the ringers reply. I would have liked to get better images but all the gulls flushed soon after I found it, hopefully I may re-find it tomorrow and get better views.
A visit to Dennis's hide found an adult Caspian Gull and 2 Great White Egrets of note.
In Lydd the 2 Cattle Egrets still showing very well today.
Colour ringed 2W Caspian Gull or Hybrid XUDU 
If you stay in your car the Cattle Egrets will come very close

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