Mediterranean Gull

Mediterranean Gull - Gulls
The Mediterranean Gull is slightly larger than a Black-headed Gull and has an all black rather than chocolate covered head in the breeding season. Adults have white wing-tips and underwings and a bright red and slightly drooped beak.

Mediterranean Gulls were a very rare UK bird until the 1950s but now they are widespread in winter and breeding in ever increasing numbers.

Mediterranean Gulls are mainly found along the east and south coasts of England and most of the breeding population nest within Black-headed Gull colonies at coastal wetlands. They are more widespread in winter with some beaches in Norfolk and Kent attracting more than a hundred birds and they can also be found inland in small numbers wherever Black-headed and Common Gulls gather (especially in roosts on reservoirs).

Date: 2nd July 2010

Location: Camber, East Suusex

Mediterranean Gull

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