19/08/21 Juvenile Caspian Gull

The South westerly airflow continues and passerine migration seems pretty slow. 6 Willow, a Garden warbler and increasing numbers of juv Black Redstart (7ish) where all to remark at in the bushes up top first thing.

Garden Warbler

Numbers of Gulls have been moving westward along the cliff tops, some in long lines others in small groups but pretty consistently throughout the mornings. Today the noticeable number of Lesser black backs were punctuated by a large male juvenile Caspian Gull and 2 juv Yellow legged gulls.

1cy Caspian Gull

1cy Caspian Gull

Ive been hoping to see Caspian Gull in this scenario this month so there’s a target hit! The first calendar year YLG below is beginning to get that tawny look many do mid august, lots of scapulars replaced.

1cy Yellow-legged Gull
Looking east from the undercliff Langdon hole.

As I type this a Great green bush cricket can be heard stridulating from my garden!

Author: Jamie Partridge

Birding South East Kent: Langdon Hole to South Foreland

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