Saturday, 2 November 2019

Priorslee lake - Caspian Gull!

It's been four years since I've seen one of these brutes in the County. With the advent of 'recycling centres', large Gulls have had to move on to new feeding opportunities and the local tips no longer offer a haven for foraging! There must be something going on locally as this 1st winter Caspian Gull has been around for a few days...

With barely 30 Gulls on the water, the centre of attention! The white head of this Gull gleaming out and just look at that bill...


Quite distant at first but at least it was active!





Those long legs pretty obvious in the next two...


White underwing showing nicely !


Despite clouding over, with patience some closer views were possible! With a couple of Lesser BBG for comparison, that is one mighty bill!




Hmmm, vegetarian fare? It was soon spat out!


Paddling away and about to depart at 4.00pm...


There was also a burly 1st Winter Yellow-legged Gull for comparison! Next to sort...

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