Thursday, 11 April 2013

Ring-billed Gull, North Bull, Dublin

I was glad that I had tried out phone binning two days ago because I needed to have another go today at North Bull , Dublin. I had been hoping to get shots of godwits or geese with bling, having seen some colour rings briefly the other day. This Ring-billed Gull changed that when it dropped in unexpectedly. It took a while to nail the ID as it was distant and flighty initially but it's broad wings with silver grey above, dark trailing edge on primaries and striking ring on drooping bill were particularly striking when in direct comparison with Common Gulls.

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