Wednesday, 15 July 2020

The Eye of the Beholder

Beauty. One definition of the word reads thus: a combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. Well, my aesthetic senses (especially my sight) were well pleased with this lot, on the beach between Burton Bradstock and Cogden this evening. Walking very slowly and quietly did the trick.

First, a selection of juveniles. Interesting to see one or two juv feathers being replaced already as they move towards first-winter plumage...

This first-summer is sporting a UK ring. Details awaited.

Shame this adult wasn't fitted with a colour ring too.

That's it. No fancy words. Just Mediterranean Gulls. Hopefully that was sufficient.


  1. Hi Gav - yep sufficient. Beautiful birds without question. Really enjoying your photos. All the best. Matt

    1. Thanks Matt. 😊 👍
      I definitely have a soft spot for Med Gulls!