Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Valentino - The Med Gull

It was great to catch up with this old east London favourite at the weekend - Valentino. I believe it is now the 15th winter that Valentino has returned to this neck of the woods, historically always seen in and around Valentines Park in Ilford he has now become an annual visitor to Wanstead Flats as well, and can often be found roosting on the the football pitches or just loafing around Alexandra Lake.

Gulls in general are long-lived birds and it wouldn't be unusual for a Mediterranean Gull to live for 20+ years but with Valentino's healthy Mediterranean life style and diet he could be around for another 10 years yet!

Adult Winter, Valentino


Adult Winter, Valentino

Adult Winter, Valentino

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