Bonaparte's Gull (Larus philadelphia)

A rare vagrant gull from North America with just a few records annually. This adult Winter bird spent quite some time on the Taff estuary in 2009. Apart from plumage differences, the short black bill sets this apart from Black-headed Gull.

Bonapartes Gull Taff estuary 20 3 09 IMG_8854_filtered

Bonapartes Gull Taff estuary 20 3 09 IMG_8854_filtered



Bonapartes Gull Taff estuary 20 3 09 IMG_8836

Bonapartes Gull Taff estuary 20 3 09  IMG_8836



Bonapartes Gull Taff estuary 20 3 09 IMG_8849

Bonapartes Gull Taff estuary 20 3 09  IMG_8849



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