Saturday, 30 December 2017

Caspian Gull on Eagle Pond Snaresbrook

Driving through Snaresbrook today I couldn't resist a quick stop to see if I could find the Caspian Gull that's been using Eagle Pond over the last few days.

I picked out the bird pretty quick and managed a couple of record shots before it took off high and over the court towards Wanstead. I can't recall having seen a third winter bird before so it was nice to do a bit of work on the plumage differences as it hung around with Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Not the greatest images but they do record some if the ID features.

Caspian Gull (3rd winter)
Caspian Gull at Eagle Pond Snaresbrook
Caspian Gull
preferring to rob the Black-headed Gulls 

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