4 Nov 2013

4 Nov 13 - Blast From The Past - Sabine's Gull

A couple of weeks after getting the camera, a 1st Winter Sabine's Gull turned up at Cogden Beach in West Dorset. I popped down with Peter Moore & had a great time getting used to the camera in great light. I never had time to sort through the 350 or so photos I took, other than to quickly publish a couple of photos on the blog in All The Birders Love A Pretty Gull. I've finally had chance to sort though the rest of the photos & decided that some more photos of one of the best Gulls in the world are needed. Enjoy.
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
 Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull
Sabine's Gull: Every few minutes it dropped into the field & was pulling up worms & eating them. Bit surprising they are so rare in fields, given the amount of potential food available to them
Eventually, we decided to leave and dropped into Abbotsbury on the way back as a Yellow-browed Warbler had been found that morning.
Yellow-browed Warbler: These days this is a monotypic species, with the other 2 subspecies that used to be included, split off as Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler
Blackcap: Female
Peter Moore: It's thanks to Peter that I ended up buying the Canon 7D & 400mm f5.6 lens which has been a great set up. Part of the reason for getting it is the cracking results that Peter has been coming up with in recent years with the same camera & lens. One of the best photos from Peter are his Pacific Swift photos (Trimley Marshes, Suffolk in 2013), which I reckon are easily the best photos I've seen of this bird

1 comment :

  1. Happy days (Swift and Sabs). Nice pictures too though not sure about the chimping one...

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