The 7th December produced a second-winter and third-winter that are shown below, and an adult.
|a very smart third-winter Caspian Gull taken in the pooring rain|
second-winter Caspian Gull taken in the same conditions.
This was the only photo I managed of this very long-winged individual.
The 11th produced two third-winters as pictured below, at times standing next to each other.
a lovely pose but quality is poor, yet looking lovely through the scope.
This bird was extremely long-legged and had some obvious streaking on the nape.
|both birds together, sort of......the bird on the right pictured above and below.|
a lucky shot showing the black in the receding tail band, large white mirror on P10,
solid black subterminal band on P5, long grey tongues reaching into the black primaries
but not as much as the adults.
(two third-winter Caspian Gulls)