LITTLE GULL (showing white trailing edge)LITTLE GULL(showing dark underwing)POMARINE SKUA?(the jury is out any comments)
Monday, 11 October 2010
BUFF BREASTS AND LITTLE GULLS
Been home for over a week now and there`s a few things to report,ring ouzels in Langdon Hole,buff breasted sandpipers at Scotney and loads of sea birds at Dungeness.Thursday morning early start for Scotney where the BBSwere found among a largish flock of golden plovers.Over to the patch at Dunge where there were little gulls, black,common arctic and sandwich terns,arctic skuas and mediterranean gulls,also the sad sight of a dead gannet strangled, starved ,and drowned by discarded fishing net,fishermen take your old gear home and dispose of it safely,not in the sea.Meadow pipits pied wagtails and wheatears were found near the old lighthouse,and a black throated diver on the ARC pits was a bonus.The RSPB reserve was crammed with punters so it was just a quick stroll round without going into a single hide,a late whinchat was the pick.Back to the point where more little gulls and skuas were found.