Ring Billed Gull in Gosport.
On Wednesday the 18th March i t headed to Gosport to see the Ring Billed Gull which has been returning to this area for up to 14 to 15 years as this would be a very welcome year tick for me.
This amazing bird has been given the nickname of " Waldo " and is a legend among the birding community , and he never let us down with some really great views , a loaf of bread certainly helps ...lol , here are a small selection of photos of him .
Ring Billed Gull aka Waldo.
After this visit i headed to the New forest to where i saw the Goshawks last Saturday and once again i had up to 3 Goshawks with one of them showing really well through the scope , i also had a couple of displaying Woodlarks , a single Dartford Warbler and my first spring migrants of the year in 2 Wheatears.
One of two Wheatears.
I also had brief views of a Firecrest in the car park and i heard a distant Chiffchaff calling , there were also lots of Brimstone on the wing around the car park.
Can see where the gull got its name, doesn't look a particularly large species...ReplyDelete
Hi Simon , its just a bit bigger & bulkier than Common GullDelete