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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Southend Pier

October 4th

I have not visited in this 2nd winter period so opted for a couple of hours out on the end of the Pier, do a little bit of sea watching and grab a few photos of the ever present Mediterranean Gulls.

A little bit too bright and not a lot of strength in the wind produced very little, at the end of an hour I had a single Guillemot, Red Throated Diver and an immature Gannet to show for my efforts, twas not to be.
The 2nd hour was spent trying different settings on the camera and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, the Med’s give themselves up pretty easily and are willing subjects, wish they were all like that.

Most of the shots are 1st winters Med’s, there were around 9 present, 4 of which were adults.

A selection below.

1st winter Med Gull

1st winter Common Gull 

Common Gull

Med Gull

Turnstone roost - no Purple Sandpipers as yet

Juvenile Ringed Plover

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