My Photographs from the North West of England and sometimes further afield.
Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you
Sunday, 1 April 2018
I was at Elton Reservoir looking for a Black-necked Grebe (which I did find) when I scanned a small raft of gulls and notice two Mediterranean Gulls that had dropped in. I was expecting to see the common fair, but these were instantly obvious to me to be the Med kind. A lovely black hood, red bill and white crescents above and below the eye.
A Black-headed Gull for comparison. You can see the hood is more chocolate brown and does not extend as far down the nape .
After 10 minutes of preening, they took flight noisily.
They gave a nice fly past as I stood waiting patiently.