Monday, 8 February 2016


 As I drove onto the beach this morning this was the first Gull that caught my eye, hopefully there will not be any more like this.
1 of 153 Fulmars that passed West this morning. My highest total of Fulmars at Dungeness.
As the wind was blowing force 8-10 all day I spent most of the it in the relative shelter of the fishing boats, to be honest the wind would have made birding elsewhere on the peninsula virtually impossible. Some of the huge waves were very impressive, though the Fulmars and Kittiwakes seemed to make light work of the winds. 
08.00-12.00 from the fishing boats:
Brent Goose: 8E
Red-throated Diver: 1W
Great-crested Grebe: 3W
Fulmar: 153W
Gannet: 12W
Cormorant: Present N/C
Kittiwake: 218W
Glaucous Gull: 1 the regular 1w bird
Guillemot: 17W
Auk sp: 24W
I spent most of this afternoon photographing the Gulls feeding on the numerous Whiting that were on the shoreline.
 Herring Gull
 Great Black-backed Gull
  Great Black-backed Gull
 Great Black-backed Gull
 The 1w Caspian Gull after swallowing 3 Whiting in as many seconds!
 2w Yellow-legged Gull
 2w Yellow-legged Gull
Goose Barnacles that have probably drifted from the Caribbean!

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