Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Little Gulls at Maxey/Etton pits, Cambridgeshire









Yesterday the whole country seemed to have Little Gulls passing through. We had a fair share in the Peterborough area with a couple at Ferry Meadows CP, 7 reported at Deeping lakes and at least 5 at Maxey/Etton pits, where I managed to take the above images. At least 3 of the Maxey birds seemed to be in full summer plumage, a stunning bird with an all black hood, black bill and a slight pink tinge to the breast, which is hopefully obvious in a couple of the photos.

Definitely not just a "sea"gull!

10 comments:

  1. I really like these gulls, they are so unusual looking to me. Nice flying shots.

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    1. Thanks Nora! They are lovely "little" Gulls, very tern like in their flight.
      J

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  2. Nice shots of a lovely little bird, always good to see them.

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    1. Thanks John! Yes, this year seems to have been a good one for local sightings.
      J

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  3. I have missed them so far John.
    Nice shooting though.
    I really must pay more attention to gulls.{:))

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    1. Thanks Roy! There was one at Ferry Meadows today, I wonder if you saw that one?
      J

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  4. I never think of any gull as being 'little'. It may be small but it's perfectly formed!
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    1. This one is a bit smaller than most gulls Bazza, very tern like.
      J

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