Had a lovely walk at Fen Drayton Lakes today...
Main aim was to photograph a lapwing
Lovely bird, not so lovely photo, but not a lot seemed to be getting them riled today...
I also snapped this - which I think is a tern, but it has a fully black head, and seemingly a black beak too?
Can anyone confirm that this is just a tern with heavy make-up?
And finally - this wasn't at FDL today, this was circling right over my house (about 3 miles in Over) 2 weeks ago.
But is it just me, or is this NOT a buzzard? Looks perhaps a bit red-kite-like to me....
It's a slightly grubby photo, but it was at least 1000 feet up...
your first photo is a Lapwing as you thought however the second photo is an adult summer Black headed gull- note the whole head is dark and the underwing shows the distinctive pattern of black with white leading edge on the primaries.
The third photo is a Red Kite- note the forked tail and white underwing patches
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I don't know how often Red Kites come out this way - but I don't think it's terribly often.