Sunday, 28 February 2016

Glaucous Gull, Dungeness

Friday 26th February

A bonus trip to Dungeness was rewarded with superb views of the Glaucous Gull.
A huge individual, spending it's time either relaxing on the shingle near the fishing boats or roosting on the grass close to the fish hut.

After watching and photographing it for over an hour, we took a stroll around the reserve. The two Long-eared Owls were found after a bit of scanning with the scope. Sitting further back among the bushes on the opposite side of the dipping pond. The only other highlight were a pair of Bearded Tits feeding close by among the waterside reeds.
A scan of New Diggings added good scope views of two Slavonian Grebes, before we made a short return to the beach for another look at the Glaucous Gull before heading for home.

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