Mark's Wild Thyme Birding
Marks Wild Thyme Birding
Sunday, 31 December 2017
Some of the highlights of my birding year 2017.
Male Blue Rock Thrush ,Stow on the Wold ,January.
First winter male Eastern Black Redstart,Mousehole ,January.
Third calendar year Caspian Gull ,Hayle estuary , January.
Second winter Caspian Gull ,Hayle estuary ,February.
First winter Iceland Gull ,Hayle estuary , March.
First winter Bonapartes Gull ,Helston ,March.
Ring Billed Gull ,Hayle March.
Osprey ,Hayle ,April.
Little Tern ,Marazion ,April.
Turtle Dove ,Lands End ,April.
Bee-eater ,Conner Downs ,May.
First summer female Amur Falcon ,Polgigga ,July.
First calendar year Yellow Legged Gull ,Hayle estuary ,August.
Yellow Legged Gull ,Hayle ,June.
Cedar Waxwing ,Isles of Scilly ,October.
Spoonbill ,Hayle estuary.
Little Bunting Isles of Scilly ,October.
Yellow Browed Warbler IOS ,October.
Olive Backed Pipit ,IOS October.
Red Throated Diver ,Penzance ,October.
Red Breasted Flycatcher IOS October.
Raddes Warbler ,IOS November.
Hawfinch ,IOS ,November .
Wilsons Snipe IOS, November.
Adult Ring Billed Gull , Hayle estuary.
Last but not least what better way to finish than another Caspian Gull this is a first winter bird ,Hayle estuary.
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Argentatus type Herring Gull one of three present this last week on the Hayle estuary.
Saturday, 9 December 2017
Found this smart first winter Caspian Gull on the Hayle estuary this morning .
Friday, 1 December 2017
This adult Ring Billed Gull flew in on the Hayle estuary this afternoon while waiting for the tide to come in with my birding buddy Paul Freestone,happy days!!.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Yellow Legged Gulls on the Hayle estuary yesterday in between the sunny spells and gloomy weather.
Adult in flight.
Adult in flight.
Shades of grey!!,Adult here on the right with Lesser Black Backed Gull in the middle and Herring Gull on the left for comparison .
Adult looking to see where the suns gone.
Second winter in flight.
A very distant Third winter.
Third winter in flight.