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Romance?

Observed: 25th June 2013 By: fredtheredfredthered’s reputation in Birdsfredthered’s reputation in Birdsfredthered’s reputation in Birdsfredthered’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

If this sequence captures what I think it does, I feel a bit voyeuristic. But can they breed, an only pair, inland like this? Aren't they usually in colonies? I did see one about 3 miles away last week, but it was flying over.

Identifications
  • Black-Headed Gull
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    Black-Headed Gull (Chroecocephalus ridibunus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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Comments

Amadan's picture

Breeding gulls

I've observed several species of gulls at waste management sites over the last couple of years, and they do seem to be enthusiastic breeders. They do seem to have a specific season, unlike Wood Pigeons, who I have seen mating in November.
After all, how else to two birds become a colony? ;-)