After have a pretty successful morning and having nothing planned for the afternoon Jackie and I decided to head off after the juvenile Sabine's Gull that had been frequenting the area of Cogden Beach west of Abbotsbury. Along with Jess, who decided to accompany us, we arrived at Cogden around 13.00hrs and walked down to the beach. We ran into James Phillips who kindly directed us to where we needed to be. A few minutes later we joined a handful of birders trying to locate it as it had just flown off with some Black-headed Gulls over the sea. It wasn't a long wait before it flew back over the recently cultivated field and excellent views were had of this pelagic gull.
Local birder and photographer Peter Moore took some excellent photograph of this bird the one below being just a single example, for more shots of this gull go to Peter's own blog where you can see more excellent shots of this bird. http://petermooreblog.blogspot.co.uk/
|Sabine's Gull- Cogden Beach © Peter Moore|