Mark's Wild Thyme Birding
Marks Wild Thyme Birding
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Had this Osprey drop in on the Hayle estuary yesterday afternoon, i picked it up circling high above the estuary just after 4pm it then descended and caught a fish on its third attempt before flying off.
Oystercatcher tugging away on a tasty snack.
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.
Greenshank ,coming into summer plumage.
Bar Tailed Godwits.