SD6301 : Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

taken 7 years ago, near to Hindley Green, Wigan, Great Britain

Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Whilst its mate (SD6301 : Black-headed Gulls at Bickershaw Lake) flew off, this Black-headed Gull was inquisitive enough to allow me to approach more closely.

Definitely not a 'seagull', the Black-headed Gull (whose head is actually more of a chocolate-brown colour than black) is the commonest inland gull, particularly in Northern England, Scotland and Wales (LinkExternal link - RSPB).

As is the case with many gulls, it had previously been placed in the genus Larus.
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 27 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6353 0177 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.6803N 2:33.0845W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 6353 0177
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Chroicocephalus Ridibundus  Larus Ridibundus  Gull  Black Headed Gull  Wildfowl  Water Bird  Black-Headed Gull 

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