After yesterdays impressive totals at Cap Gris-Nez I was expecting at least a Sooty Shearwater or two at the fishing boats this morning, unfortunately it was not to be, just a few each of Gannets, Auks, Kittiwakes, Great-crested Grebes and Cormorants, the only notable bird was Peregrine which coasted west.
On the reserve from Makepiece hide a 3w Caspian Gull was joined briefly by an adult bathing out among the islands, an adult Yellow-legged Gull also dropped in. From Scott a Smew and Goosander were sheltering under the Sallows.
This afternoon I joined Mick and Richard at the beach, it wasn't long before there Popcorn and fish offal pulled in the Polish ringed 1w Caspian Gull 65P5. For some of superb images of it please look at http://birdingthedayaway.blogspot.co.uk/ and http://mybirdwatchingdaysout.blogspot.co.uk/
Where is it???
There it is!! (Mick and Richard getting head shots of the Caspo)
65P5 1w Caspian Gull
A slow, probably painful death awaits this Great black Backed Gull due to careless fisherman
JZ235 Great Black Backed Gull
Late afternoon at the airport Harrier roost just 2 Marsh Harriers came in. 12 Little and a Great White Egret flew over the airport from New Romney presumably heading for the ARC roost, also of note a party of 24 Pied Wagtails over along with a Common Buzzard and many Corvids.