Bird Advent calendar – Day 20

With only 5 days until Christmas who will be the last 5 birds?

Day 20 of my countdown to Christmas is the Black-headed gull.

I saw this Black-headed gull, in winter plumage, down by the River Thames, it was sat resting in somebodies back garden.

Black-headed gulls are found inland, at places like rubbish tips, fields and on my local patch, Farmoor reservoir. They eat earthworms and insects, and like many other gulls they will scavenge household waste.

Black-headed gull

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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