Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Common Gull
Left Leucistic Common Gull, right 2nd winter Common Gull
Photograph © Terry Fountain
North Bay - South Uist - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
10th November, 2007
Both of the gulls above are Common Gulls. The one one on the left is unusual in being leucistic.The one on the right is a 2nd winter Common Gull.
Leucistic: Simply put means the bird will have white patches or be "washed out" in colour.
Our Common Gull photographs:
- 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.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
Other local bird photographs
Sources of information for the bird sightings section