A paler bird than above, though generally speaking all of the points made for the above bird apply to this one also...
As regards to my photography, since 2008 I have used a Nikon D90 DSLR camera coupled with a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens for since March 2012 for bird photography, all previous images being digiscoped. Regarding sound recording, I have been usung a Telinga Stereo Dat Mic and parabol to record birds in the field, coupled to a Marrantz 661 digital recorder, a superb piece of kit. Interest in butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies has recently seen the accquisition of a Sigma 150mm macro lens. I hope you enjoy the blog and please feel free to leave comments or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 24, 2011
Herring Gulls, 2nd Calender Argentatus; January 2011
A rather large deep chested bird. The bill has lightened slightly in tone since last autumn. The mantle and scapulars have been moulted and second generation feathers are apparent. Note the first generation covert's and tertials, along with the brownish, rounded primaries.