Saturday 19 October 2019

Sabine`s Gull

Dungeness - mild, showery, sw 3 - A shocking 24 hours of wet and windy weather eventually relented by early afternoon. Between the rugby quarter finals this morning we checked the local patch where the usual array of egrets (three Great Whites), grebes and wildfowl were present on the wetlands, plus several Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests around the ponds.

                               Juvenile Sabine`s Gull, Dungeness fishing boats

  A phone call around noon from CP told of a juvenile Sabine`s Gull on the sea off the fishing boats, probably storm-blown from the recent gales, and by the time we arrived on site it was still showing well close to shore between the boats and the boardwalk. A superb pelagic gull that rarely affords such stunning views.

                               Plus, some much better pics taken by David Scott

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