Mediterranean Gull

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Common Name Mediterranean Gull
Scientific Name Larus melanocephalus
Interest Level
4/5
Related Species Gulls
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Summary

A rare breeding species in Poole Harbour and a scarce wintering species, especially around Weymouth. 


 

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These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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Mediterranean Gull Ferrybridge (still hoping for a large white-winged gull) https://t.co/48xmaYyGKc
Tweet Date:
14/01/2017 - 20:45
Contributed By:
RT @Thewyrewagtail: Full range of 'hoods' on the adult Med Gulls at @RSPBWeymouth today, but v few young birds. https://t.co/0TrQvxUUj1
Tweet Date:
23/02/2017 - 07:15
Contributed By:
One word, if it is a word. PHWOARR!!! https://t.co/6N5C0t1J6C
Tweet Date:
04/03/2017 - 19:00
Contributed By:
Great AM mainly at Studland almost 1000 pics taken so still processing, but here's a few, Med Gull at Studland https://t.co/iRP8eRSgFi
Tweet Date:
06/03/2017 - 17:30
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Just can't get enough of these beauties at the moment. https://t.co/sIKDrQzjZE
Tweet Date:
16/03/2017 - 14:15
Contributed By:
Great day out on Brownsea Island - several handsome summer plumage Med Gulls showing well on the lagoon https://t.co/HM3rWV2Psj
Tweet Date:
11/04/2017 - 22:15
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
07/05/2017 - 20:00 Retweet RT @Spanna91: Raft spider, med gulls, firecrest, sand lizards and dartford warblers @RSPBArne #firecrest #dartfordwarblers
01/05/2017 - 10:00 Paul Harris Rodden Hive: 1 Bonxie seen on a brief seawatch. Cuckoo now calling. Pr Mergs, 2 Whimbrel, Grey Plover and 5 Meds on the Fleet side.
28/04/2017 - 12:30 James Phillips Brownsea Lagoon quiet on a big spring tide this AM 1 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshsnk, 32 Sandwich Tern, 19 Common tern, 80 Med Gull @harbourbirds
19/04/2017 - 16:30 Ian Ballam 7 Med Gulls in with 30+ BH Gulls in Arable Field #LytchettFields early this morning https://t.co/R8hJXKpvGg
17/04/2017 - 09:00 RSPB Arne Wheatear, Dartford warbler, Linnet and plenty of Med gulls already this morning.
17/04/2017 - 08:45 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this am 12 Sandwich Tern, 8 O'catcher, Com Sand, Whimbrel, 10 Wheatear, Yellow Wag, 2 Mallard, Med Gull 2nd yr, 1 R-b Merganser
11/04/2017 - 22:15 Hamish Murray Great day out on Brownsea Island - several handsome summer plumage Med Gulls showing well on the lagoon https://t.co/HM3rWV2Psj
11/04/2017 - 08:30 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 32 Sandwich Tern, Golden Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, ad. & 2 2nd yr Common Gulls, 2nd yr Med Gull, 2 ad. B-h Gulls
05/04/2017 - 20:00 Birds of Poole Harbour Newly arrived Sarnie Terns standing up to the Meds, plus some remaining Avocet LIVE NOW on @harbourbirds webcam… https://t.co/lGzYYgSb3n
20/03/2017 - 19:45 Ian Ballam #PWC2017 tick in Holes Bay today with 4 Med Gull mixed in with the other gulls https://t.co/7QJxNJ6T0N
18/03/2017 - 16:45 Birds of Poole Harbour 8 BN Grebe, 2 Comm Scoter, 2 Gannet, 5 Meds and 2 RN Parakeet Middle Beach, Studland @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides @RSPBArne
18/03/2017 - 12:45 Martin Wood Had a good morning at Longham Lakes. 1GWEgret c20 Send Martin,103 Mediterranean Gulls. Singing chiffchaff calling Cetti's Warblers
16/03/2017 - 14:15 Brett Spencer Just can't get enough of these beauties at the moment. https://t.co/sIKDrQzjZE
15/03/2017 - 11:15 James Phillips RT @lookin4spoonies: Brownsea Lagoon this morning: 111 Med gulls, 3 Sandwich tern, 1 Spot Red, 1 Wheatear best so far @harbourbirds @DWTBro…
12/03/2017 - 12:30 Retweet RT @Emily_Chesil: Busy on the Fleet this am! 48 oystercatcher,15 barwit, 2 r. plover, gulls:1 common,1 yellowlegged,36 blackheaded,98 med &…
06/03/2017 - 17:30 Ian Ballam Great AM mainly at Studland almost 1000 pics taken so still processing, but here's a few, Med Gull at Studland https://t.co/iRP8eRSgFi
06/03/2017 - 15:15 Birds of Poole Harbour Avocet and Med Gulls galore on LIVE NOW ON @harbourbirds @DWTBrownsea webcam https://t.co/8dSy3VOlNE… https://t.co/uiZslVuHna
04/03/2017 - 19:00 Brett Spencer One word, if it is a word. PHWOARR!!! https://t.co/6N5C0t1J6C
04/03/2017 - 14:15 Martin Wood @DorsetBirdClub 36 med hulls at Longham lakes
03/03/2017 - 20:15 Ian Ballam Don't get many records of Med Gull at Hatch Pond , so 4 together in a mixed group bathing was nice to see https://t.co/UbvUspvlmE
01/03/2017 - 10:45 Retweet RT @LiamLangley1: Quick check of Portland Harbour revealed 5 BN Grebe and 2 Eider. 7 Med Gull were on the Fleet at Ferrybridge. #birding
28/02/2017 - 16:45 Retweet RT @levelsbirder: Preening adult Mediterranean Gull, assuming summer plumage, Radipole Lake car park. @Team4Nature300 @wildlife_uk @Natures…
24/02/2017 - 17:15 Birds of Poole Harbour 1 GN Diver, 5 RB Mergs out of harbour mouth, R'bill settled She'll Bay, loads of Meds Shore Road @DorsetBirdClub @NickhopperUK
23/02/2017 - 07:15 Retweet RT @Thewyrewagtail: Full range of 'hoods' on the adult Med Gulls at @RSPBWeymouth today, but v few young birds. https://t.co/0TrQvxUUj1
21/02/2017 - 18:00 Steve Groves Mediterranean Gull at Abbotsbury Swannery
26/01/2017 - 09:15 Shaun Robson RT @NarwhalSh: 20 mins #LytchettBayView = Hen & Marsh Harrier, Med Gull, c350 Blk Wit, 50 Avocet and Greylag etc. #natureshome @ianballam @…
14/01/2017 - 20:45 Debby Saunders Mediterranean Gull Ferrybridge (still hoping for a large white-winged gull) https://t.co/48xmaYyGKc
Name of species Mediterranean Gull
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