Couldn't resist a couple more images of our local Smew, which continues on the boating pond in Alexandra Park today - the first site record for 27 years. It can be showy too ...
... although on a mid-week lunchtime visit there was no sign, so I resorted to adding a few more images to my Common Gull portfolio.
|Adult Common Gull, showing black on the outermost six primaries, with significant white mirrors on P10 and P9, white 'moons' on P6 and P5, and a complete black band on P5 (on some black extends to P4).|
|Third-calendar-year (left) and second-calendar-year (right) Common Gulls, showing the obvious differences in upperwing and tail patterns and leg colour between these ages.|