18th October 2015

Great Black Backed Gulls (familiarity referred to as GBBG‘s!) will be moving to inland waters and rubbish tips from the coast as winter gets closer. This one was on the East coast this week. These impressive, big, aggressive birds, are larger and blacker than the Lesser Black Backed Gull, and have pink legs rather than yellow, and a red patch on the lower bill. On the amber list, these birds lay their eggs in a low scrape, and feed on a very wide range of foods, including berries, insects, small mammals and birds, carrion and often by harrying other birds and stealing their food. Their eggs and feathers were harvested in the past. Conditions: Thick cloud through the day. Temperature: Max 11- Min 8c.IMG_3397IMG_3506IMG_3490IMG_3493

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