|Black-necked Grebe, with Tufted Ducks in the foreground and a Great Crested Grebe in the background.|
After dropping something off at Abbotsbury, did a detour on the way home and popped into Radipole Lake, where a Herring Gull wanted to try and be a Sabine's Gull.
As you can see, it failed dismally.
As you can see from the above images, the light was truly awful yesterday afternoon/evening.
Back to today and the best I could muster was a 3rd-cal. year Yellow-legged Gull at Littlesea, The Fleet.
Had to do a dude shopping trip to Poole, but while the women went shopping, I did some birding. Kerry Foods Factory was alive with gulls, though nothing of great note there, other than the odd Yellow-legged Gull, but what a place. This place deserves a good look if you're into big gulls. Then had a walk around Poole Park Lake, which was crap, but a brief look in Parkstone Bay produced what was probably one of the wintering Sandwich Terns.
And now for a few more photos for you dudes out there.
|Adult and 1st-summer male Pintails at Radipole Lake. Young bird on the right. Photo was taken last weekend and the adult was still present today.|
|Here's another view. The young bird is on the left.|
|Great Crested Grebe.|