Photo of the Week: 20-26 September 2021


Sabine's Gull by Alex Máni Guðríðarson



Icelandic birder Alex Máni has had a fantastic week. Not only did he find Iceland's first Cape May Warbler and third Semipalmated Plover, see other exciting vagrants such as American Redstart and Red-eyed Vireo, but he also managed this terrific photo of a storm-blown juvenile Sabine's Gull – which nets him this Monday's Photo of the Week award!

This is an wonderful image of one of the world's most attractive gulls. Low sunlight has created a warm glow on the bird, offset nicely by the deep blues and greys of the sea behind. The gull itself has been caught in a dynamic and arresting pose, while still showing off all of its identifying plumage features. Well done to Alex on this excellent photo!


Other notable images


Razorbill, Lerwick, Mainland, Shetland (Rebecca Nason).

Little Egret, Marazion Marsh RSPB, Cornwall (Martin Webb).

Eurasian Dotterel, Les Landes, Channel Islands (Romano Da Costa).

European Golden Plover, Bull Island, Dublin (Grzegorz Burkowski).

Ruddy Turnstone, Burghead, Moray & Nairn (Chris Latham).

Curlew Sandpiper, Teesmouth, Cleveland (Carolyn Farry).

Whimbrel, Fair Isle, Shetland (Alex Penn).

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Fair Isle, Shetland (Daniel Gornall).

Ortolan Bunting, Amager, Capital Region (Morten Scheller Jensen).

Written by: BirdGuides