Lyme Bay Boat Trip - 19 Aug

As mentioned by Nigel we saw this Herring Gull this morning that only had a stub of a beak.  It seemed to have no problem feeding so its survival doesn't seem to be in doubt, but its ability to preen has to be in question.  Given the condition of its plumage though it doesn't look like a lack of attention but that the bird has had a very serious encounter with fishing gear which it was lucky to survive. 

Herring Gull 
Herring Gull

Posted August 20th, 2018 at 12:10 am by Chris Marcol in General Birding