Friday 20 March 2015

The Legend That is " Waldo "

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 , 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. 


  1. Can see where the gull got its name, doesn't look a particularly large species...

    1. Hi Simon , its just a bit bigger & bulkier than Common Gull


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