Thursday, 31 January 2019

Some more pics of the second winter Caspian Gull on the Hayle estuary this week.

 In among the crowd.

 Being aggressive to a Herring Gull.
 Adult Yellow Legged Gull.
Adult/sub adult Yellow Legged Gull.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Hayle Estuary over the last week.

 2nd winter/3rd cal year Caspian Gull i found on the 13th of Jan and photographed on the 18th.
 Flight shot of the adult Caspian Gull i found on the 17th 0f Jan.
 2nd winter Caspian Gull note the small white mirrors on p 10.
 Just a hint of neck streaking.
 Clean white underwing.

 Pale inner webs on outer primaries .
 Classic Caspian.
 One of the hand full of Scandinavian Herring Gulls on the estuary this week.
 Showing classic wing pattern for Argentatus.
 Distant record shot of adult Yellow Legged Gull.
Of interest the Polish ringed Caspian Gull i found on Hayle  on the 14th of December was ringed near Gdank Poland on the 6 th of May 2018 as a female aged at least four years old and had travelled at least 1923 km to get here.

Monday, 24 December 2018

My birding year 2018,some of the highlights.

 Pied Wheatear,Trevose Head,my favorite pic of the year.
 Richards Pipit ,the Lizard.
 Iceland Gull,Marazion.
 Spoonbill ,Hayle.
 Wow ,Belted Kingfisher,the Scillies.
 Red Rumped Swallow ,the Scillies.
 Laughing Gull,the Scillies.
 Pacific Golden Plover,Hayle.
 Found this Buff Breasted Sandpiper,the Scillies.
 Common Crane ,Hayle.
 Juvenile Little Gull,Hayle.
 A distant record shot of the Brown Shrike on the Lizard.
 Grey Catbird ,Lands End,bird of the year for me just pipping the Belted Kingfisher.
 Red Eyed Vireo,the Scillies.
 Long Eared Owl ,the Scillies.
 Dusky Warbler ,the Scillies.
 Rustic Bunting,the Scillies.
 Barred Warbler,the Scillies.
 Olive Backed Pipit,the Scillies.
 Grey Cheeked Thrush,the Scillies.
 Jack Snipe,the Scillies.
Finding this smart adult Caspian Gull was a nice finish to the year i also found an adult Ring Billed Gull the next day,Hayle.

Water Pipit on the Hayle estuary a few days ago.

Drake Goosander with first winter Black Headed Gull.