Chesil Cove

Tuesday, 7th January 2014

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

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