Sunday 26 January 2014

Mediterranean Gulls at Swanpool, Cornwall

Eight Mediterranean Gulls were showing well at Swanpool, Falmouth yesterday.  All but two were adults.  The bird below is already assuming summer plumage.  Numbers of this species seem to be growing year on year and decent size flocks are a familiar sight in the county now.  The nearest breeding colony is in Hampshire though many of our birds seem to originate from Eastern Europe.  A few more images can be found on my Flickr site link here