Monday, 26 June 2017

Presumed second summer/third calendar year Yellow Legged Gull on the Hayle estuary yesterday morning.

 Drake Gadwall
 Adult Mediterranean Gull in summer plumage.

 Swift over my back garden.
House Martin.

Friday, 9 June 2017

A week on the Hayle estuary ,hopefully i hav,nt made to many boo boo,s on the gulls ,all comments welcome.

 First calendar year Yellow Legged Gull
My favorite pic.

 In flight.
 This is the image when i first picked the bird up,quite a striking bird even at this range.
 In this shot you can see the slightly paler inner primaries.

 A different bird to the 1st Calendar bird above ,it was quite a brute of a bird.
 In flight.
 Preening its tail,again note the neat black tail band.
 Barnacle Goose.