This blog is about my birding exploits, which mainly take place in the Weymouth/Portland area, in Dorset. Will also include stuff from elsewhere, plus some other critters too. Hope you enjoy. All photographs are © Brett Spencer, unless indicated otherwise. The above image is of a Siberian Rubythroat, taken in Holland in 2016.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Yellow-legged Gulls in July

1 of 2 adults seen on pig fields at Tarrant Rushton. Photos taken on 13th.

Juvenile on Lodmoor. Photographed on 25th.

Meanwhile, at Radipole, a couple of extremely confiding juveniles from 18th were a real treat.

This bird was coming to bread. On size, this bird was thought to be a female.

First saw this beauty on 26th. Note the new 1st-winter scapular feathers coming through.

Of course, while looking through the gulls, you sometimes come across anomalies like.....

this Great Black-backed Gull with yellowy legs.

Not much else seen of late, other than the following at Lodmoor.

Wood Sandpiper.

And this Garganey.

Back to gulls and can't resist a couple of pics of juvenile Mediterranean Gull.

My most arty farty shot of the month goes to this adult Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit, taken on Lodmoor.

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