Friday 24 June 2011

Eiders, Ythan Estuary, NE Scotland.

The head and bill profile varies considerably in Eider: this bird has a distinct roman nose

Thursday 23 June 2011

Yellow-legged and Audouin's Gulls, Spain, June 23

All these images were taken at Sant Carles de la Rapita, on the Ebro Delta, Catalunya, Spain. I waited for the fishing boats to come back from their day at sea - always a nice opportunity to take photos. The first set is of Audouin's Gulls.

Adult Yellow-legged Gull

Another adult Yellow-legged above; below is a selection of 2 cy Yellow-legged Gulls

Note that due to moult of some 1 gen feathers and replacement with white ones, the underwing looks rather pale on this bird.