Saturday, 10 October 2015

finally caught up with the greater 'legs

29th: yellow-browed warbler in the trees behind my garden. my fist since 2007
30th: continental coal tit (lifer) and 5+ firecrests at the top of birling lane and 2 merlins flew east
8th: flock of bearded tits at west rise and finally got short-eared owl on the list, my first species of owl here
9th: flock of bearded tits flew over firehills but frustratingly i was in the wood at the time so could only listen to them, bearded tits look really cool up in the sky
2 rock pipits and 2 ylg's at princes park
four yellow-legged gulls:

above bird end of range for ylg, note amount of dark markings around the tail and general neatness of bird for the time of year. i noticed the two 2nd gen coverts before seeing that it was a ylg
this one was in the surf at birling but only got a pic as it was flying away. nice looking bird tho
herring gull almost complete juvenile still