Monday, 3 August 2015

Some gulls are bigger than others

2nd August 2015 - Topsham

Male Herring or Lesser Black-backed Gulls often look massive next to small, dainty females. I tend to forget that, like people, smaller gulls also come in different sizes. This bird looked so tiny that for a second or two I wondered if it wasn't another Bonaparte's.

Black-headed Gull - 2/8/2015 Topsham

Black-headed Gull - 2/8/2015 Topsham
 Sanity (sort of) returned with check of the deep red legs - wrong; white nape - wrong; then the reddish bill appeared - wrong. Just a runt Black-headed Gull, of course, with the added issue of optical 'size illusion'.

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