Thursday, 24 January 2013

Horsehay - 1st Winter Caspian Gull

I was planning to have a much needed day on the PC with talks and image sorting but I had a rather compelling text from Roger Clay at Horsehay. The elusive (for me anyway!!) 1st Winter Caspian Gull.

Problem was - 25 mins drive - would it stay? Agonisingly as I arrived - it had flown :-( Only to reappear a short while later :-)

I hadn't got my converter on so lost a bit of reach here (but I wasn't going to risk missing the shots!!)

It flew off obscured by the rest of the flock and wasn't seen again until...... It briefly dropped in mid -afternoon! A very quick landing it was  too!

Before flying off almost immediately!