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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

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mediterranean gull, january, workington, cumbria, adult, summer plumagepy

Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • Alessandra Antonini
    Alessandra Ant...over 1 year ago

    Nice gull :-)

  • Might be a boy…lol.Thanks Alessandra

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  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillover 1 year ago

    Awww …. my little winter hummingbird certainly knows how it feels to be the only one of your species in the neighborhood. I wonder that they aren’t puzzled by the lack of anybody to talk to in their own language…… I know I feel that way in every lecture when I am convinced by the glazed looks in my students eyes that I am not speaking a language they understand…. x-{
    >blows kisses<

    Jan

  • I think they speak Black-headed gull.They often hang out with them.Probably short sighted

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  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Great to see ’ Stumpy’s ’ progress Jamie – hopefully he will find a mate !

  • I shall check again tomorrow Roy

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  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

  • Cheers Steve

    – VoluntaryRanger

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