Great Black-backed Gull - Radipole Lake - bird 1


Wednesday, 9th January 2013

Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinus - 1st winter, 2nd calendar year

Photographed at Radipole Lake, Weymouth, Dorset, UK on January 9th, 2013


My main birding challenge for this year, along with continued extensive coverage of the East Weares, Portland, is an exercise in 'Large Gull Recognition'.
 


Great Black-backed Gull at Radipole Lake, Weymouth, 9th January 2013  (3 photos)











The photos were taken at Radipole Lake, Weymouth today... (after having failed to find the Portland Iceland Gull for two days, and the Radipole 1st cycle, Yellow-legged this morning).

P.S. Aren't we so very lucky to have the most humongous gull in the whole, wide, world, L. marinus, resident in our area! How far would I go to see one if it were rare?

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