28 February 2011

White Gull in the Burry

Mark Newton photographed this very strikingly white Black-headed Gull on Sunday just downstream from Loughor Bridge. It seems to be very leucistic bird rather than albino and if seen briefly could cause quite a bit of excitement! Definitely one to look out for...  

Thanks to Mark for these great record shots of what I understand was quite a distant bird. See Mark's website for more of his work http://www.welshwildlife.com/index.php

1 comment:

Mark Hipkin said...

Very interesting find Mark. I've heard about leucistic gulls before but never seen one or indeed a photo of any so it's really good to have a chance to study this one. Thanks.