Friday, 25 March 2011

Med Gulls on the move

Spring migration is not just about sub-saharan summer migrants (and good job too because I haven't actually seen any yet). Over the last week or two Cormorants, gulls, Meadow Pipits (pic 4), Buzzards (pic 3), Woodpigeons (pic 5), Linnets and Chaffinches have been moving. Today in about 90 minutes I had 30+ Meadow Pipits, 6 Linnet, 1 Cormorant, 3 Buzzards and most interesting of all were 3 (2 2nd win and 1 adult) Mediterranean Gulls migrating over at height (pic 1 and 2).


Kah-Wai Lin said...

I like the flight shot especially the last picture!

Peter Alfrey said...

Canon 7D, 300m lens with a 1.4 x converter- good for flight shots.

The Urban Birder said...

Great shots Pete!

The Med Gulls on the move were particularly exciting.

Peter Alfrey said...

Cheers David.
They headed towards the tower :-)