Wednesday, 5 April 2017

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

 First winter Yellow Legged Gull ,the next series of shots are all of the same bird.
 Note the lack of a pale window in the inner primaries .
 Note the longish looking legs and the long rear end.
 The dark mask is obvious from this angle ,also note the new generation feathers in the tertials ,scapulars and inner wing coverts.
 The neck streaking on this angle gives the bird a caspian feel but note the dark underwing.
 Again the neat black tail band and black eye mask stand out in this shot.
 A more contrasting bird than the Herring Gull on the left.
 note the longish looking legs.
 Distant flight shot ,note the neat black tail band and uniform wing lacking an obvious pale window in the inner primaries.
 Spoonbills ,near adult on the left and immature on the right.
 First winter Little Gull.
 First winter Little Gull in flight.
First winter Iceland Gull.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Sundays images taken on the Hayle estuary.

 Immature Spoonbill.


 Cattle Egret.
 Greenshank ,coming into summer plumage.
 Bar Tailed Godwits.
Sandwich Tern.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Some images taken on the Hayle estuary today.

 Near adult Ring Billed Gull.
 As above.
 As above.
 As above
 As above.
 As above.
 First winter Iceland Gull.
 Iceland Gull.
 Iceland Gull.
 Iceland Gull.
 Some of the twenty odd plus Mediterranean Gulls there today.
 Spoonbill in flight.
 Spoonbill.
 Spoonbill in flight. 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

A selection of second winter /third calendar year Yellow Legged gulls seen on the Hayle estuary over the last couple of days.

 Bird A.
 Bird A.
 Bird A.
 Bird B seen yesterday,note the yellow tinge to the legs on this bird.
 Bird B.
 Bird C seen this morning note the subtle differences in wing covert and bill markings on all three birds.
 Bird C.
 Bird C .
 Bird C.
 Bird C.note the neat black tail band.
 Putative Argentatus Herring Gull.
 Same bird.
 Same bird .
 Putative Argentatus Herring gull a different bird.
 Same bird.
 Same bird.
Sandwich Tern one of two this morning.