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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Bonaparte's Gull from Prospect Place

The Bonaparte's Gull was showing well from Prospect Place today. Initially flying distantly mid-bay but, the seemingly hundreds of yachts, speed boats and military craft in the bay forcing lots of the gulls to rest closer to the embankment.
Having not seen this species for a long time, and never before in the UK, I was surprised to find how similar in action it's flight behaviour is with Black-headed Gull and not like Little Gull, also seen today but OOC.


Sid said...

I see you had a good day Mark, no pics of the LT duck?

Mark Hipkin said...

Unfortunately not. I forgot to pack my digiscoping bracket attachment. I became aware of this at Prospect Place. You may have heard distant cries on the wind!!