|Nice contrast in colouration between the secondaries and coverts.|
|Black terminal band on the tail contrasting well with the relatively unbarred uppertail.|
|Finely barred axillaries. This is at the darker end of Casps on the underwing-coverts though.|
|Still looking nice and full bellied, despite looking slick otherwise in this alert posture. The good old spindly legs show up well here too.|
|Quite a sturdy individual with knackered greater-coverts and scapulars moulting through. Retained tertials still nicely dark though looking predictably worn at the tips.|
Good to see them this late on in the winter, and as you can see both birds looked pretty knackered plumage wise. Meanwhile, there were a handful of Med Gulls around (as well as a couple of Yellow-legged Gulls) that added a bit of fun to the Black-headed Gull monotony.
|adult Med Gull in the feeding frenzy|
|More on these little chaps at some other point|