I hadn't been to Cromer in late summer for a couple of years, so went over for the afternoon to meet Rich Bonser and see how many Caspian Gulls we could tally up.
As I have written before, the 'Cromer Experience' has to be seen to be believed, even in this contemporary age where Caspian Gull is more expected visitor than desired scarcity in Britain. Despite this species' westward spread and increasing numbers, it is still slightly surreal seeing so many birds up closer on the beach here. True to form, one of the first gulls seen during my visit on 4 August was a juv Casp, and five more birds followed. Below is a series of photos taken during an enjoyable few hours.
The musings of a wildlife enthusiast, usually armed with his camera.