Black-headed gull

Not really a black-headed bird, more chocolate-brown – in fact, for much of the year, it has a white head. It is most definitely not a ‘seagull’ and is found commonly almost anywhere inland. Black-headed gulls are sociable, quarrelsome, noisy birds, usually seen in small groups or flocks, often gathering into larger parties where there is plenty of food, or when they are roosting.
Where to see them

The commonest inland gull, particularly in N England, Scotland and Wales. Large colonies along the south and east coasts of England.

What they eat

Worms, insects, fish and carrion.


  • Jerame    *
    Jerame *over 6 years ago

    nice capture!

  • pepper2008
    pepper2008over 6 years ago

    Seen quite a lot of the black/brown headed gulls,and this is a great shot,and title.

  • jdmphotography
    jdmphotographyover 6 years ago


  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 6 years ago

    superb capture

  • simba
    simbaover 6 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Yool
    Yoolover 6 years ago

    Nice action shot

  • Stephen Rowsell
    Stephen Rowsellover 6 years ago

    fantastic clarity on the right wing

  • Jennifer Darrow
    Jennifer Darrowover 6 years ago

    fabulous shot

  • Stormygirl
    Stormygirlover 6 years ago

    Very cool! nice capture..

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 6 years ago

    Oh so glad I didn’t post mine- managed a gull in flight yesterday- this is how it should be done- Excellent as usual Jon!

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