Friday, 22 March 2019

20190322 LBB Gull x Herring Gull Hybrid Blakeney Duck Pond

20190322 LBB Gull x Herring Gull Hybrid
Back to breed again on the roof tops of Blakeney and favours the stump in the duck pond enclosure.
At least 4 years old now and determined to produce the next generation of hybrids....

20190322 LBB Gull x Herring Gull Hybrid
Paired with this L a argenteus and both in fine fettle.
Blakeney now has two fine examples of hybridization in Gulls much to the delight of the keen gullers Nation wide.

20170128 LBB/Herring Gull hybrid?
Pale and dull flesh coloured legs.
Upperparts darker grey than Yellow-legged Gull but not as dark as nearby LBB...
Primary projection as long as LBB.
'Hybrid Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull, Blakeney, 12th January 2019. This rather smart adult gull (of this presumed parentage) has been noted at and around Blakeney duck pond since at least January 2016.' ref SJM.

20170128 LBB/Herring Gull hybrid?
Feet a tone stronger pink than legs. No hint of yellow.
4th winter bird.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

20190317 Ring-billed x LBBGull Hybrid...?? Blakeney Harbour

20190317 Ring-billed x LBB Gull hybrid

20190317 Ring-billed x LBB Gull hybrid

20190317 Ring-billed x LBB Gull hybrid
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Pair beside channel just to the left of the Hybrid bird.
Hybrid Ring-billed x LBB.
Derbyshire Dec 2018
Ref MA Golly

Friday, 15 March 2019

20190315 White Wagtail Kelling Water Meadows

20190315 White Wagtail
Pristine summer male about the water meadow this morning despite prevailing and strong Westerly winds over the last few days. Note black nape and crown patch clearly defined along edge with grey mantle. Less demarked in female. 

Friday, 1 March 2019

20190301 Barn Owls of the N Norfolk Coast

20190301 Barn Owl portrait
Composed from field studies of a Blakeney bird  in January 2016.
20180422 near albino bird frequented Keeper Marsh Cley April 2018.
Males of the alba British race are paler, less spotted and whiter than females....?
20190129 Barn Owl
The plunge.
Hunting demonstration by confiding bird mid afternoon at Titchwell.