Following on from my visits to see Workington’s famous Mediterranean Gull in Oct and Dec 2012 and Jan 2013, on 6th March 2013 I found myself in the vicinity and wondered if Stumpy was still there.I pulled into the car park and there he was.Never let me down yet. He almost has his full breeding plumage now,only a bit of white on the front to go…and he is starting to show the distinctive white eye crescents. Below is a shot of a Black-headed Gull in breeding plumage for comparison and Stumpy himself from my previous visits. I hope to catch him fully decked out in the near future and I hope he gets a mate. But I worry as he is the only med gull there.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR Sigma 150-500 zoom.
Black-headed Gull for comparison
Stumpy in October
Stumpy In December
Stumpy In January
Stumpy on 6th March 2013