A Bonaparte’s Gull

Went to see a Bonaparte’s gull at Teignmouth on Sunday afternoon after the first deluge of rain had gone through. A new species for me.

Bonapartes gull 1
An adult Bonaparte’s gull going into winter plumage – note the black bill and red legs

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It is an American species which has got way laid – there have been a few around this year on the Exe and more recently in Kent.

Bonapartes gull 2
Slightly smaller than a black-headed gull

Black headed gull
Here is an adult black headed gull in full summer adult plumage – note the red bill and different coloured legs

 

 

 

 

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