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Another regular

Observed: 17th February 2013 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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0012 Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Brent Goose), 0246 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 (Black-headed Gull), 0251 Larus melanocephalus Temminck, 1820 (Mediterranean Gull) and 0255 Larus delawarensis Ord, 1815 (Ring-billed Gull) - Gosport, South Hampshire (VC11), 17th February 2013
0012 Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Brent Goose), 0246 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 (Black-headed Gull), 0251 Larus melanocephalus Temminck, 1820 (Mediterranean Gull) and 0255 Larus delawarensis Ord, 1815 (Ring-billed Gull) - Gosport, South Hampshire (VC11), 17th February 2013
0012 Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Brent Goose), 0246 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 (Black-headed Gull), 0251 Larus melanocephalus Temminck, 1820 (Mediterranean Gull) and 0255 Larus delawarensis Ord, 1815 (Ring-billed Gull) - Gosport, South Hampshire (VC11), 17th February 2013
0012 Branta bernicla (Linnaeus, 1758) (Brent Goose), 0246 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Linnaeus, 1766 (Black-headed Gull), 0251 Larus melanocephalus Temminck, 1820 (Mediterranean Gull) and 0255 Larus delawarensis Ord, 1815 (Ring-billed Gull) - Gosport, South Hampshire (VC11), 17th February 2013
Description:

But not one I have gone for before. It usually sits on the small pond just to the north of where I had it.
Shown here with a lot of Black-headed Gulls, a few Common Gulls and a Brent Goose. There is also a Med Gull there but you cannot really identify it safely from the pictures.
Rare gulls often attract large red arrows, which can be a useful way to find them

Identifications
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Comments

jhn7's picture

Thanks for the red arrows!

And there I was thinking they were an aerobatic display team!

Janet
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IWoodward's picture

Med Gull

Hi David,

I'd happily 'agree' to the Med gull as well - it's easy enough to pick out and you can see the relevant features when you select the relevant photos and click on 'View the original image'.

You didn't mention Common Gull which is also there along with the other species that you listed!

Ian

DavidHowdon's picture

Added Common Gull

I've added a reference to the Common Gull in the text now.

David Jardine's picture

White on Scapular tips

The top right photo also nicely shows the narrower white tips on the scapulars when compared with the Common Gull standing two o'clock from the Ring-billed Gull.

All the best