Friday, October 21, 2016

Buff-breasted Sandpiper on a drier day

adult Thayer's Gulls

when looking for birds like these on the net I came to the conclusion that there are not many photos of Thayer's taken in September or so it seems; in the photos below there are several California Gulls nearby and Glaucous-winged Gulls; I found the really bright bubblegum pink legs and feet to be a really striking feature that picked them out easily


not the sort of wader I would usually associate with rocky shorelines but they were regular at Campbell; overdue for Lincs

Black Turnstone

not the most exciting wader in the world -- easily overlooked on the west coast of Scotland or Ireland?