Limpy and I recently returned from a short break in mid-Wales - one of our ports of call, inevitably, was the red kite feeding station at Bwlch Nant yr Arian near Aberystwyth. It's fair to say that a LOT of kites were piling in for what was on offer:
What I initially took to be a herring gull turned out to be a yellow-legged!
The Five Red Kites of the Apocalypse ........ hmmmm. Not quite the same ring as the Four Horsemen.
I hope you all enjoy these.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
In reply to WendyBartter:
WendyBartter said:is the YL gull a rarity?
It's not something I see very often and it was a bonus to see it in action! I don't know if they are a regular sighting in that part of the world.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
I did check my photo against the ones in Gulls of the World and it seemed to match - and, to be honest, I'm happy to go with what you think as you're rarely wrong. In fact you're one of the people whose IDing knowledge I respect most on here.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to Clare:
Clare Bailey said:I think our native gulls could do with a positive campaign
I suspect that the public would weigh gulls on the one side and chips and ice cream on the other, and opt for chips and ice cream.
But I do agree with you.
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