Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus

College Lake - 22nd July 2006

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Photos copyright Dave Bilcock

This juvenile was found at College Lake late morning by Dave.  It was seen by several birders during the day and briefly the following morning.  It presumably fledged from one of the growing colonies in SE England.


Calvert - October 2004

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Photo copyright Tim watts

Calvert does not regularly produce Mediterranean Gulls so this 1st winter bird, seen in front of the first hide, was a good find.

To see a chart of the occurrences of this species in the county click here


Little Marlow Gravel Pit - 4th April 2003

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Digital photo copyright Jim Rose

This was a bonus bird while waiting for the Ring-billed Gull to appear!  The black in the primaries indicates that it is a second summer bird.  It was present for several days during the week, appearing late evening just before going to roost. 

To view the graph of Med Gull records in the county click here

 


Little Marlow Gravel Pit - 31st March 2002

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This adult is clearly different a individual to that of 17th March.  To view the graph of Med Gull records in the county click here

Video stills kindly supplied by Dave Ferguson


Little Marlow Gravel Pit - 17th March 2002

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This adult was seen during the late afternoon on three consecutive days (On 15th two were seen).  Here it hiding among a group of Common Gulls.   Apologies for the poor picture quality but at about 200x magnification and in light rain it was the best I could do.

Digital photo supplied by Jim Rose


Little Marlow Gravel Pit - 4th April 1995

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Video still kindly supplied by Dave Ferguson