Photographing Audouin’s Gulls and others: Part Four

After enjoying the Mediterranean Sea and our pool in El Campello, we had a nice cooling time on the Mediterranean coast near El Pinet. The sky was overcast but while Kea played in the sand, I enjoyed photographing the overflying gulls including the local speciality, the Audouin’s Gull.

Below, I share a series of photos from this location and the list of birds seen.

Adult Audouin’s Gull, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Adult Audouin’s Gull, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Adult Audouin’s Gull, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Adult Audouin’s Gull, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Kea enjoyed playing in the sand. iPhone 7 Plus © Gyorgy Szimuly
Immature Yellow-legged Gull, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Immature Yellow-legged Gull, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Immature Mediterranean Gull, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Immature Mediterranean Gull, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Non-breeding Little Tern, El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Adult non-breeding Mediterranean Gull. El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Adult non-breeding Mediterranean Gull. El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly
Sunset tern. El Pinet Beach, Spain. Sony RX10 IV © Gyorgy Szimuly

eBird checklist from the area:

Slender-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus genei) 1
Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) 13
Audouin’s Gull (Ichthyaetus audouinii) 9
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)  8
Little Tern (Sternula albifrons)  5
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)  104
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)  4
Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)  12
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  1

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