Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Gulls in stormy weather

The surf was really up as these Black-headed Gulls dodged the spray at Skateraw last Saturday. Next day it wasn't just the waves pounding - I had slipped a disc and the remainder of the week has been somewhat of a blur. Only today as the pain was subsiding did I remember this dark tailed first winter Common Gull from the same day. I don't think that is a particularly frequent plumage type - I'm hoping for one with a heavily barred rump as well and a nice short bill - i.e. the US species/subspecies Mew Gull...

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