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Boneparte's Gull

I've recently got back from a camping trip to St Kilda, where my daughter was doing a 4 week stint surveying the birds. I only mention this because there's no way I'd have noticed this Boneparte's Gull posing in the bay! There's obviously a knack to it.







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Re: Boneparte's Gull

Excellent shots John.
St Kilda is a place I'd really like to visit.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

He's a posh gull, isn't he? Great shots of him, John.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

Cheers.

With staggering originality he was christened "Napoleon". I think he'd come over for that Waterloo anniversary.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

You didn't chase him off, then?
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You didn't chase him off, then?
No! More than my life's worth. This is Scotland, home of half of the Auld Alliance, Napoleons are welcome
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No! More than my life's worth. This is Scotland, home of half of the Auld Alliance, Napoleons are welcome
There were Scots in Wellington's army at Waterloo......
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

The species was named after a nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte. It's a North American species so it's a long way from home.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

Great sequence on how to avoid getting too wet!
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

It was behaving very predictably with it's wave hopping.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

That's how they feed, picking food from the surface of the water. It's an immature bird so could have got lost on spring migration.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

Thanks David, apparently there are others elsewhere in the UK - storms out west I think.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

Strangely I think I've seen as many in the UK as I've seen in Canada. They're a passage migrant around here and where I lived in Saskatchewan.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

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Strangely I think I've seen as many in the UK as I've seen in Canada. They're a passage migrant around here and where I lived in Saskatchewan.
One today at Oare Marshes, Kent.

Also today;
Franklin's Gull. Londonderry
Pacific Golden Plover. Breydon Water, Norfolk
American Widgeons. Aberdeenshire, Durham and Scilly.

Hudsonian Whimbrel. Pagham Harbour, Chichester.

Mega rare. Only 11th uk record since the 1950's.
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Re: Boneparte's Gull

Had Franklin's in Saskatchewan but not the UK. I seem to remember having a Bonaparte's on the reserve on the docks in Liverpool that was known for Little Gulls.
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