Thursday, 27 August 2009

Addition to the Archives - Y-l G

OK, it's taken a while but at last I have found, identified and photographed a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. It's not as if they haven't been queuing up 3 deep in recent weeks, but I just don't get them. So, here's the evidence, unless of course you can tell me different?

Ferry Bridge today, 121 Ringed Plover, 75 Dunlin, 5 Turnstone and singles of Knot & Sanderling. At Portland a poor showing of just a Whimbrel, 5 Wheatear and a Whitethroat.

Yellow-legged Gull (juvenile) Ferry Bridge

Yellow-legged Gull (juvenile), Great Black-backed Gull (juvenile & adult)

This is not A Swan Song - just all the Swans of the World

Northern Hemisphere

Mute Swan with a (small) 'Polish' strain bird (center) & juvenile (top) - Radipole Lake, Dorset

Bewick's Swan - Ibsley Bridge, Hants

Whooper Swan - Cheng Du, China

Whistling Swan - New Jersey, USA

Trumpeter Swan - Toad River, British Columbia, Canada

Southern Hemisphere

Coscoroba - Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Note on Costanera Sur NR. Just 10 minute (£3 taxi ride) from anywhere in the city, a 'must visit' reserve, on the edge of the Rio del Plata. Extremely popular with the locals, the only thing that outnumbers the people and litter are birds!

Black-necked Swan - Costanera Sur ER, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Black Swan - Tomato Lake, Perth, Australia