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.

Friday, 21 December 2018

Some better pics of the Polish ringed adult Caspian Gull on Hayle Estuary yesterday.

 Polish ringed P292 it also has a small metal ring on the left leg just visible here.

 The over wintering Water Pipit was still present although it has been very elusive.
Rock Pipit.
Distant flight shot of the Caspian showing the wing formula.