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 Mediterranean Gull  Larus melanocephalus


 

Sonogram of adults Mediterranean Gull calls

Rainham Marshes, Essex, England  51 29' 15.35'' N  00 13' 22.7'' E  6 April 2021

Calls from a group of six adults flying from the marshes to the River Thames.

A short, nasal, rising then falling cat-like yow.

This species is becoming a regular feature here in early spring - high flying adults, mainly in pairs.

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Sonogram of Mediterranean Gull calls

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England  51 30' 54" N  00 43' 19" W  17 February 2018

Single note calls from adults and immatures perched on a pier. Lower frequency nasal elements from adults and higher frequency, piercing squeals from 1st-winter individuals.

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Sonogram of Mediterranean Gull calls in flight

Rainham Marshes, Essex, England  51 29' 15.35'' N  00 13' 22.7'' E  19 May 2019

Calls from two high-flying birds (migrants?) heading west.

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