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Bird Sightings : Common Gull

Bird Sightings : Common Gull Chick

Common Gull

(Mew Gull)

Larus canus

Gaelic: Faoileag

 

Photograph © Christine Walling
Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
8th June, 2011

"We had the fortune to come across two common gulls nests on Wednesday, this week, the 8th June 2011 on sand dunes in the Isle of Harris. One had one egg in it and one nest had three eggs in it. The eggs in both looked really about to hatch – you could see the chicks poking through. This being the case we took quickly moved way, so as to let the parents get back on the nests and as we moved along further, we saw a chick in the undergrowth, which then started walking a little way from us".

 

Our Common Gull photographs:

Comon Gull
Leucistic Common Gull
Leucistic Common Gull
Leucistic Common Gull

Common Gull
winter adult

Common Gull
& leucistic Common Gull

Common Gull
& leucistic Common Gull
flight

Common Gull
leucistic
Flight

Comon Gull
     

Common Gull

     

 

  • Common Gull
  • Larus canus
  • Gaelic: Faoileag
  • WI: Fairly common resident or migrant breeder (100 - 999 breeding pairs), and common passage visitor (regulary seen in good numbers)

 

 

Common Gull records in the Western Isles

Fairly common resident or migrant breeder (100 - 999 breeding pairs), and common passage visitor (regulary seen in good numbers)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)


On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Common Gull is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


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