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Avocet On December - 21 - 2013

Adult in winter plumage with two Black headed gulls. Photographed today opposite the doctors surgery. There was a second winter bird also present but too distant to photograph. These are not unusual and yesterday 7 were present, 4 adults, 2 second winters and a first winter. Mediterranean Gull has not bred in Cornwall but does so in south east England and East Anglia. The population is expanding to inland sites where they nest amongst colonies of Black-headed Gulls. The recently published BTO Atlas shows a significant increase in both winter and breeding distribution and abundance.

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