Saturday 9 September 2017

Caspian Gull Extravaganza at Shawell

It has been another busy two weeks. I was in Scotland on holiday last week so no time for blogging and this week has been all about catching up and becoming a Grandad!

My son's partner Trina gave birth to a wonderful baby boy called Riley.

I managed to steel a few hours at Shawell today and what a session I had. Three colour-ringed Caspian Gulls were the highlight, but in total I had ten Caspian Gulls. Seven juveniles that were all moulting into first-winter plumage, but still very juvenile like and also three second-summers/winter.

The first Caspian Gull in the video is the one with the bi-coloured bill (black tip pink base) the other two are fairly obvious: the one with the yellow colour-ring and the one on it's own.

Two of the colour-ring Caspian Gulls were from near Bad Duben and the other one from Grabendorfer See - Germany.

First Calendar-Year Caspian Gull, Shawell September 9th 2017

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