Saturday, 11 February 2017

A series of shots taken of a second winter/third calendar year Caspian Gull on the Hayle estuary over the last couple days.

 Second winter/third calendar year Caspian Gull , Hayle estuary,thanks for the help and advice on clinching this birds identity.
 Was,nt sure about this birds identity until i saw  it in flight yesterday ,here it shows all the relevant features including a  small white mirror on p10 ,pale underwing with small dark spotting and a clean headed look with dark beady eye among other things.
 Not a very beaky looking Caspian ,but still a reasonably slim evenly paralleled bill.

 Note the neat hind neck streaking against the gleaming white head and the slim longish pale legs,although not the longest looking legged Caspian i,ve seen..

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Some images taken on the Hayle estuary over the last few days.

 Adult Ring Billed Gull
 First winter Iceland Gull
 First winter Iceland Gull
 First winter Iceland Gull
 Second winter Yellow Legged Gull.
 Second winter Yellow Legged Gull
 Second winter Yellow Legged Gull in flight
 Adult Kittiwake
 Male Goosander
 Female Goosander
 Grey Plover
 Avocet
 Avocet
Male Reed Bunting Quay House Pub car park.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

2016 year review,some of the highlights of a great years birding.

 Hudsonian Whimbrel,Boat Cove.
 Glossy Ibis ,Marazion.
 Snowy Owl,Kenidjack.
 American Herring Gull,Drift Res.
 Iberian Chiffchaff .Coverack.
 Kentish Plover ,Marazion.
 Caspian Gull ,Hayle.
 Dalmatian Pelican ,Hayle.
 Serin ,Lands End.
 Little Bittern,Ham Wall ,Somerset.
 Alpine Swift ,St Marys IOS.
 Black Tern ,Gwithian.
 Citrine Wagtail ,Porthgwarra.
 Icterine Warbler ,Porthgwarra.
 Whiskered Tern ,Falmouth.
 American Golden Plover,Davidstow,Cornwall.
 Buff Breasted Sandpiper ,Davidstow,Cornwall.
 Bairds Sandpiper ,Davidstow, Cornwall.
 Lesser Grey Shrike ,Plymouth.

 Short Toed Lark,St Agnes ,Cornwall.
 Isabelline Wheatear,Gwithian.
 Wryneck ,St Marys IOS.
 Red Flanked Bluetail ,St Marys IOS.
 Caspian Stonechat,St Marys IOS.
 Pallas,s Warbler,St Marys IOS.
 Franklins Gull, Hayle
1st winter female Dusky Thrush ,Derbyshire