Saturday, 4 February 2012


Having never seen a KUMLIEN'S GULL before and after seeing Martyn's excellent photographs I decided a trip to Dover today was the only option.  Heathy was reluctant to travel to somewhere he would have to take his passport. I therefore arranged to meet Chidders and Adam and they kindly met me at the entrance to the Admiralty Pier and within 10 minutes we were enjoying great views of the KUMLIEN'S GULL.  A few photographs were taken and for the next hour we enjoyed its company.  A Kittiwake and Rock Pipit posed nicely for us and we strolled round to the Prince of Wales Pier where we found Dunlin, Knot, Ringed Plover and a single Snow Bunting on the old Hoverport and continued excellent views of the Kumlien's Gull as it changed location.  A few Shags, Razorbills and Guillemots were sighted in the inner harbour.  An enjoyable morning and a big thanks to Mark and Adam for their company.


  1. That is quite an amazing looking gull! Nice capture.

  2. Glad you caught up with it Phil, great photos.

  3. Just discovered your blog, sounds like you had a great time, I have never seen one of those guls either and more tothe point never knew they existed so now off to reasearch it. Have a good Day. Don at Margate.