Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus (or Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)

Once a rare bird in the UK this species continues to increase. In Norfolk small numbers breed at a number of locations and good sized flocks can be found in east Norfolk, most notably at Great Yarmouth. Although mostly recorded at the coast odd birds turn up inland fairly frequently.

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Mediterranean Gulls, Great Yarmouth (Norfolk, UK), 1st January 2009

 

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first-year Mediterranean Gull, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 17th May 2012

 

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juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Houghton (Norfolk, UK), 5th August 2008

 

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first-winter Mediterranean Gulls, between Nanquidno and Sennen (Cornwall, UK), 18th October 2010

 

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adult Mediterranean Gulls, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 16th April 2011

 

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Mediterranean Gulls, Great Yarmouth (Norfolk, UK), 30th January 2010

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, West Runton (Norfolk, UK), 10th March 2007

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 11th March 2010

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 14th March 2015

 

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second-summer and adult Mediterranean Gulls, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 20th April 2016

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Hayle Estuary (Cornwall, UK), 17th November 2013

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Chapel Point (Lincolnshire, UK), 23rd August 2008

 

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first-summer Mediterranean Gull, Cromer (Norfolk, UK), 7th May 2006

 

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juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Blakeney Harbour (Norfolk, UK), 16th July 2009

 

first-winter Mediterranean Gull, Great Yarmouth (Norfolk, UK), 10th October 2004

 

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Mediterranean Gulls, Great Yarmouth (Norfolk, UK), 10th October 2004

 

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Mediterranean Gulls, Great Yarmouth (Norfolk, UK), 1st January 2009

 

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Mediterranean Gulls, Hayle Estuary (Cornwall, UK), 10th August 2012

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Lowestoft (Suffolk, UK), 11th February 2012

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Marazion (Cornwall, UK), 10th October 2000

 

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first-summer Mediterranean Gull, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 9th May 2009

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 12th May 2007

 

adult Mediterranean Gull, between Nanquidno and Sennen (Cornwall, UK), 18th October 2010

 

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first-year Mediterranean Gull, unrecorded location (Provence, France), 2nd May 1999

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, West Runton (Norfolk, UK), 21st March 2009

 

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adult and first-winter Mediterranean Gulls, Westcliff-on-Sea (Essex, UK), 19th February 2011

 

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adult, second-summer and first-winter Mediterranean Gulls, Bittering (Norfolk, UK), 20th April 2014

 

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adult Mediterranean Gulls, north of Stanhoe (Norfolk, UK), 15th April 2016

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Troon Harbour (Ayrshire, UK), 28th December 2005

 

adult Mediterranean Gull, Westcliff-on-Sea (Essex, UK), 24th December 2003

 

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Mediterranean Gulls, Raphele (Provence, France), 1st May 2000

 

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adult Mediterranean Gull, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 25th April 2015

 

second-year Mediterranean Gull, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 1sat August2015

 

juvneile Mediterranean Gull, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 1sat August2015