Tuesday, 19 July 2011

bit late getting on juv yellow-legged gull bandwagon this year. one at the canoe lake later joined by a 2nd bird with advanced moult of scaps. showing really well in flight and on drink but no camera - i went back later and got this shot of the 1st bird through the scope. another one also flew over. had a quick look at ryde east sands early in the morning, nice to see fresh juvs amongst the 120 or so meds.

for what it's worth

couple of days ago when it was a bit blowy had a look at the sea off ventnor. felt so right for a cory's but saw just 3 manx and 2 balearic. had to leave before i caved under the weight of boredom and was close to picking up that packet of biscuits (see below)