Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Record shot of Bonaparte's Gull at Hayle

I took this shot on Monday evening at about 8pm in half light.  The ISO was high but it's this technology that captures quite incredible detail given the very low light and long distance of this first year Bonaparte's Gull. 

First suspected by Chris Townend and Russ last Tuesday, it was confirmed independently by Laurie Williams on Wednesday at Copperhouse Creek.  This is approximately the 40th Cornish record.  Over a third of all records in Cornwall occur in March and April, the dates tying in nicely with this individual.

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