Thursday, 1 February 2018

A selection of Yellow Legged Gulls on the Hayle estuary over the last week.

 Presumed forth calendar year.
 As above.
 As above.
 As above.
 Presumed third calendar year.
 As above .
 As above.
 Presumed forth calendar year or sub adult.
 As above.
 Presumed second calendar year ,all images below are of the same bird.





Monday, 22 January 2018

A selection of Gulls taken over the last ten days on the Hayle estuary.

 Presumed 4th calendar year Yellow Legged Gull.
 A different presumed 4th calendar year Yellow Legged Gull taken at the same time only a few feet away from the bird above ,note the subtle difference in the bill markings.
 Presumed sub adult Yellow Legged Gull.
 Same as above  with spread underwing.
 Presumed 3rd calendar year Yellow Legged Gull.
 Presumed 4th calendar year Yellow Legged Gull .
 Not sure about this bird ,could be a hybrid ,answers on a postcard.
 Presumed 3rd calendar year Yellow Legged Gull.
 Distant flight shot of the bird above.
 Presumed 4th calendar year Yellow Legged Gull.
 Second calendar year Iceland Gull taken at Marazion.
 Second calendar year Glaucous Gull.
 Presumed adult Argentatus type Herring Gull.
 The last six images are of the same bird the last two being taken  today eight days after the first four ,in that time the head streaking is starting to vanish ,it was a huge bird and i still can not make my mind up to its true identity,opinions welcome.





Saturday, 13 January 2018

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Spoonbill and Pink Footed Goose on the Hayle estuary this morning .








Kittiwake from a couple of days ago ,still present this morning.