Mark's Wild Thyme Birding
Marks Wild Thyme Birding
Monday, 26 June 2017
Presumed second summer/third calendar year Yellow Legged Gull on the Hayle estuary yesterday morning.
Adult Mediterranean Gull in summer plumage.
Swift over my back garden.
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.
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.
Third calendar year Yellow Legged Gull note the long looking legs .
The legs look a lot more yellow in this shot.
Note the long looking rear end.
Standing out from the crowd.
Still showing some remains of black on the outer tail feathers.
A different bird to the 1st Calendar bird above ,it was quite a brute of a bird.
Preening its tail,again note the neat black tail band.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Temmincks Stint in summer plumage at Ryans field Hayle on monday evening ,a very scarce bird in Cornwall.