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Gulls with black heads aren't black headed gulls!
Observed: 24th December 2009 By: SomersetWanderer
Added: 24th December 2009
Two gulls seen in Watford today by B & Q had distinctly black heads which made me think of Mediterranean Gulls however my brief research indicates they lose their black heads during the winter as do Black-headed gulls which lose their dark-brown head colouring. Another possibility is Little Gull however these appeared larger. As these two particular birds were perched on a very high lampost I was not able to determine any other identifying features. I would appreciate comment regarding dark headed gulls in winter.