Cosmeston

Yesterday saw a white-heaed Cormorant on the W lake posts. Photos confirmed it as a standard ‘carbo’ bird rather than the continental ‘sinensis’ subpsecies which is always charaterised by a white head. The one pictured is a breeding plumage adult [due to the white thigh patch] but the cropped head photo shows the ‘gular angle’ as being clearly acute and nowhere near the almost 90 degrees that sinensis would show. It was on the adjacent post today. Also yesterday a Cetti’s Warbler sang briefly near the café.
Today, the highlight was a smart adult winter Mediterranean Gull on the grass overlooking W lake bay. There were also 4 Gadwall by the W lake reeds [3 drakes and a duck].

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