This beauty visited the garden yesterday and sat on the same post for about 20/25mins chillin out and watching the world go by. It looked quite small especially compared to the woodie sat 3 post away. In was wondering whether it might be a juvenile, any comments/thoughts would be welcome.
Oh I'm being watched.... ok no problem
I'll be friendly and wave at the pigeon.
I'll just practice my posture now
Wish I had the balance to stand on one leg and look around without wobbling all over the place
now for a preen and scratch
And best foot forward
Somethings ruffled my feathers
I'm watching you in there.........
if only I could reach that itch.
Oh, what's down there??
And then he was gone.
Well done for getting this far hope you enjoyed all the views from the lounge, dinning room, kitchen and utility windows.
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
A great series of photos and captions Tony and lovely to see this magnificent bird. I'm no expert but I'd probably agree with it being a juvenile, only because my local reserve posted up a very similar photo of one and it looks same sort of colouring/marking, etc.
post edit: quoting Seymouraves ..... juveniles have streaks on the breast then bars on the belly. I can see bars ....but will have to zoom in for streaks LOL
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