St. Mary’s Island, Northumberland  May 2007

second-summer bird

Monks House, Northumberland  October 2009

adult winter plumage

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii

St. Mary’s Island, Northumberland  August 2008


Farne Islands, Northumberland  June 2010

adult summer plumage

Holywell Pond NR, Northumberland  May 2011

adult summer plumage

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East Chevington NR, Northumberland  September 2014


long range shot of a bird displaying very dark upperparts

 (compare with Great Black-backed Gulls on left)

- presumably of the race L. f. intermedius