Mediterranean Gulls

After hearing the distinctive cat-like ‘meowing’ call of Mediterranean Gull high in the sky I looked up to see two adults flying slowly north over Greenacres.  It was just after 2pm this afternoon. Their all white wings seemed to gleam against the pure blue sky.

It is likely these two were out on a feeding foray from the Pett Level / Rye Harbour Nature Reserve area where they breed in colonies on small islands. They are often referred to by birdwatchers as ‘Med Gull’ for short.


Med Gull, May 2010, MT, courtesy of RSPB website

Med Gull, May 2010, MT, courtesy of RSPB website

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