Wednesday, 7 March 2012

A White-winger....

....well it is white-winged!

I took this photo early this afternoon, just as this adult Med Gull took flight...

Taking off

Or did I...???

I took this photo moments before...

It's got a brown head!

Yes it is Black-headed Gull, with something not quite right! Many incorrectly call it albinism, or even more incorrectly, partial albinism. I think leucism is the correct term. Anyway, has anyone else seen this bird recently?

Yes, that was as exciting as it got on the Estuary at 13:30ish today!

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