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Monday, 17 March 2014

Kumlien's Gull

The adult Kumlien's Gull was present near Ogmore rivermouth at about 10:45 today. The bird was several hundred metres down the beach towards Newton, initially with two Herring Gulls and then on its own. I managed this ropey digiscoped shot before it took off and headed over the rivermouth, subsequently lost to view.

Despite the distance I was able to get good scope views of it on the beach and it's fair to say that the grey wing tip markings were more prominent in the field than is suggested by this photo.

1 comment:

Mitch said...

Nice one Paul,i hope to try for that tomorrow!