Mediterranean Gull At Middleton Lakes March 2014

On our recent Group field trip to RSPB Middleton Lakes Reserve (28th March) we had excellent views of a Mediterranean Gull as it bathed in one of the pools then displayed to the resident Black-headed Gulls. Here are some of my photos.

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Having a bit of a splash

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Time for a stretch

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Look at these white wings - no black wing tips

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Looking Good. Now for the ladies

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Which one to choose?

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Not impressed!

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Maybe better luck next time.

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