Saturday, 29 October 2011

Minutus - minutest of all gulls

I had the pleasure of watching this little beauty on the way home from work yesterday. I went via the buddleia loop at Radipole as another birder had mentioned the bird late in the afternoon. By the time I got there it was getting quite dark so pics weren’t ever going to amount to much but it was at one point feeding about 6 foot away from on insects the were on the surface of the water. It appeared to roost on the lake rather than head off with the other gulls so it may still be about this morning.

Also yesterday another Yellow-legged Gull spend a few hours at Radipole during the afternoon. This time though a 1st winter rather than one actually with yellow legs.

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