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.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

This weeks highlights so far.

 One of the three Cattle Egrets that landed on the estuary this morning ,presumably the same birds that my mate Brad found in St Erth earlier in the morning.
 Same bird as about.
 Distant record shot of the first winter Caspian Gull on the Hayle estuary this week ,note the very long legs compared to the Herring gulls around it .
Same bird in flight.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

A few images from the last week.

 First winter Little Gull ,Longrock Pool ,Marazion.
 First winter Little Gull ,Longrock Pool Marazion.
 Drake Red Breasted Merganser,Hayle.
 Drake Wigeon,Hayle.
 Black Tailed Godwit ,Hayle Estuary.
 Adult Yellow Legged Gull ,Hayle Estuary.
 Bar Tailed Godwit ,Hayle.
 Second winter Yellow Legged Gull,Hayle Estuary.
 Second winter Yellow legged Gull.
Second winter Yellow Legged Gull.