Saunders’s Gull (Chroicocephalus saundersi)



Yesterday morning I visited for the first time this year. A little early for the rarer migrant , but there were plenty of Grey Plover, Red-necked Stint, , and Greater Sand Plover.

There were also quite a few slowly coming into breeding plumage, along with a sprinkling of Far Easter Curlew, , and .

But the highlight were the Saunders’s Gull that were very confiding!

There were at least 40 birds feeding on the mudflats, and many came very close to me and so I was able to get some great images.

Saunders’s Gull ()

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, . John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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