Notes to readers of this Blog


NOTES TO READERS OF THIS BLOG

Thank you for dropping by to check out my blog. You will see a lot of other Blogs about birds I follow down the left hand side. I strongly encourage you to check some of these out as well, they are entertaining and I love to see birds from all over the world, I hope you do too.
Cheers,
Richard

Friday, 4 January 2013

Kelp Gull chicks - photos - The Nobbies, Phillip Island, Victoria

Our last day for this trip on Phillip Island was a lot warmer and the northerly winds proved a new experience at The Nobbies - no jumper required! Even in Summer we have always needed a jacket or jumper for the cold southerly wind, but not today.

The highlight apart from the Fairy Penguins was a pair of immature Kelp Gulls:

Kelp Gull with chick

The Kelp Gull is able to be distinguished from the more common Pacific Gull by the "lipstick only on the bottom part of the beak":

Kelp Gull head shot

but the stars of the show were the two chicks:










The day was punctuated with a few other sightings. 

Fairy Penguin

Brown Songlark




Crested Tern


Sooty Oystercatcher



1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    Lovely gull chick serie.
    Greetings from Sweden
    /ingemar

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