Yesterday I had this Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at Morning Point briefly before flying off towards Gugh
The heatwave continues and today I made another visit to Tresco. After over an hour of searching through the 100s of large gulls on the rocks at Sea Carn, I made the short walk to the Abbey Pool where on my first scan I picked out 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull bathing. It wasn't long until they flew off towards Sea Carn. There were 5 Pochard including 3 juvenile also on the pool, a single Greenshank and the first juvenile Lesser black-backed Gull. Mid afternoon I returned to Sea Carn and got one of the YLG or was it another? Feeding in the shallows were also single Dunlin and Curlew, 3 Whimbrel and Mediterranean Gull,, 10 Ringed Plover and 4 Sandwich Tern including 2 juvenile.
My first scan on the Abbey Pool and I got these 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on the far side of the pool/
I had this juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at nearby Sea Carn over two hours later but it could of easily been one of the Abbey Pool individuals
5 Pochard at the Abbey Pool were disturbed by low flying helicopters
The first returning Dunlin was with 10 Ringed Plover at Sea Carn
This Great black-backed Gull didn't go unnoticed while carrying a crab
Back on St Mary's at Porthloo there were 6 Mediterranean Gull including single adult and 1st summer and 4 juvenile.
Yesterday after work, I had a quick look at Morning Point and on the rocks below was a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. It circled before flying off towards Gugh. Shortly afterwards 2 Mediterranean Gull came in briefly. At Porth Hellick there were single Green and Common Sandpiper and 3 Greenshank
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
1st summer Mediterranean Gull
Male House Sparrow
Ibrahim Maalouf (Arabic: ابراهيم معلوف; born 5 December 1980) is a French-Lebanese trumpet player and teacher, composer and arranger. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and now lives in Paris, France. Maalouf met producer Marc-Antoine Moreau, who introduced him to the cellist Vincent Segal. It was the beginning of a long and fruitful series of encounters. Amadou & Mariam, Matthieu Chedid, Lhasa de Sela, Angel Parra, Jeanne Cherhal, Arthur H, Marcel Khalifé...between 2000 and 2007, Ibrahim performed with many internationally famous singers and musicians, discovering the musical trade while exploring his own sound. His last great partnership was with his friend, the French singer Vincent Delerm, who asked him to accompany him on a promotion tour for his album Les Piqûres d’Araignées, a tour that ended in June 2007. In November 2008, Maalouf played in the opera "Welcome to the Voice" at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris. Composed by Steve Nieve (Elvis Costello’s keyboardist) and directed by Muriel Teodori. On this occasion, Maalouf encountered on stage various artists including Elvis Costello, Sylvia Schwartz and Sting, who played the lead role in this performance. Sting asked him to play on one of the title songs of his October 2009 album. Maalouf then toured again with Vincent Delerm (January 2009) in a smaller formation where he derived a lot of pleasure from playing piano, wurlitzer, vibraphone, synthesizer, drums and trumpet, while finishing his second album, planned for the Fall 2009.