Also had a week in Majorca for a variety of birthdays including a meal out at a posh restaurant.
Today Joy and I payed a visit to Draycote Water where we saw, c.5 Yellow-legged Gulls and a strange looking individual with a rather long bill, which was distinctly pale based (see photo), I suspect it is a 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull but the bill is strange, reminiscent in length of Caspian but the shape of the bird was wrong! I’m no expert on gulls so please make suggestions.
|Adult Yellow-legged Gull, Draycote Water|
|Strange looking gull at Draycote Water, presumably 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull?|
Also seen were four Little Egret, Wheatear, Common Sandpiper and a few LRP.
I have had a couple of lifers this summer with Great Knot at Titchwell and White-winged Scoter at Murcar GC in Aberdeenshire.
|Great Knot, Titchwell, Norfolk|
We have also started climbing Corbetts, these are hills in Scotland between 2,500 and 3,000 feet. I just can’t give it up!
|The Summit of Mount Battock, the most easterly Corbett|
|Conachcraig with the cliffs of Lochnagar behind.|