On closer inspection the bird appeared to be just a small adult winter Black-headed Gull but was lacking the usual dark prominent ear spot. Along with the small round head and dainty bill what also struck me was the birds posture in the water with a high angled rear end, almost as if it was top heavy. I'm fairly confident the bird is just a runty BHG but none the less an intriguing bird.
|Flight shot showing a typical Black-headed Gull wing pattern and red legs|
|Not the best photo but it does show how small the gull is in comparison with the Black-headed Gulls in the background and foreground|