Mysterious ‘Gull’… get it? The daily nature fix

Ok, so I’ve started on a terrible note (yes… another Peter Andre pun. Let’s close that door…) This little bird certainly tested my knowledge on gulls, for it took me a long old time to figure out which species it was. Alas it is the ‘Little gull’ featured here on The Daily Nature Fix today. ‘Hydrocoloeus minutus’. The head of this bird turns black in the summer months. Seen around our UK coasts from July through to April. Catch them if you can! (Not literally, please…). Please do excuse the rather shocking photograph. It kept running away from me and I was desperate to identify it!! This example was found at Slapton sands, in Devon.

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