Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Yellow-legged Gulls

Had some time between meetings at Ashdod to check the nearby ponds. Shorebirds were few with about 10 Temminck's Stints being the only shorebirds of note. I was happy to see this pair of Yellow-legged Gulls. They have been hanging around for a few weeks now. I wonder if they begin breeding soon - the Tel Aviv population is on eggs already. These guys were fooling around a bit but nothing too serious. The male is a huge bull!

They were being bothered by the local Spur-winged Lapwings:

No moult yet, should begin very soon:

I found this Hobby nearby, in one of those rare occasions you see them perched:

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