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Black-legged Kittiwake
25-DEC-2012 Peter Ericsson

Black-legged Kittiwake

Lampakbia, Petchaburi, Thailand

My Christmas Gift!

On the way home from the sand spit we suddenly caught sight of a small Gull.
I was quite drowsy and tired but totally got jolted out of my misery as I quickly realized that the incredible had happend. A Black-legged Kittiwake was on a pole only a few meters from us!
We circled the pole in the rather bumby boat for atleast 20 minutes taking pictures in the hundreds with a 'million different' settings.

This bird is only the 5th Thai record that I am aware of and a bird I haven't seen up till now. So, in spite of seeing 4 Spoon-billed Sandpipers, 2 White-faced Plovers and 22 Nordmann's Greenshank this lovely little gull sure made my day!

Thanks Dave for a great day!

Thank God for Christmas!

Canon EOS 7D
1/3200s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)26-Dec-2012 14:12
Again,another beautiful work! Vote
Ciao,
Paolo
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