beatles_beetles's picture

Which Gull ?

Observed: 2nd December 2010 By: beatles_beetles
which gull?
which gull

I took this lovely snowy shot at my local park …but what type of gull is it that normally congregates in parks because I can't find it in my bird book with these marking. All have red beak and legs with black dot near the eyes. Thanks.

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bigpinkchimp's picture

Which Gull?

By your description I would say that it is a Black Headed Gull in it's winter plumage. The black head of it's summer plumage changes to a characteristic black spot close to the eye in the winter. We have lots of them flying around the river Foss here in York.

lordro's picture

lovely gull picture.

Fully agree with bigpink chimp

Ray Turner's picture

Nice photos, I like these.

Nice photos, I like these. Definitely Black-headed Gulls.