The seas were manic this morning. Thousands of gulls, most likely more than I have ever seen before at any one time, will doubtless make it rather memorable. I spent about two and a half hours there, scanning, scoping and photographing them, until I could concentrate no longer. Unusually large numbers of kittiwakes were in evidence, as were all of the expected species and two or three Great Skuas.
|Chesil Beach from the Cove today.|
|Chesil Cove this morning!|
|Kittiwake - adult|
|Kittiwake - immature|
From Chesil Cove I went to Portland Castle and scanned the harbour. Notable species there were, the Black Guillemot, two Great Northern Divers and an Eider duck.
|Great Northern Diver - immature|