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Mediterranean Gull

Slightly larger than the similar Black-headed Gull, with less pointed broader and slightly shorter wings; with a shorter and thicker bill. More reminiscent of Common Gull in flight. A three year gull, (it becomes adult in it’s third year). See below for help with identification.

Once a very rare species in Britain until the 1950’s but a rapidly expanding population in southeastern Europe saw many birds arriving in the north. (More information here)

Currently a common passage migrant on the Camel Estuary, mainly in the autumn, and winter visitor.

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Numerous ringed birds have been noted around the estuary;

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