Continuing with the Gull theme - here are a few pics of the Bonaparte's Gull seen today at Teignmouth, Devon. A beautiful adult winter bird, slightly smaller than the accompanying Black-headed Gulls, paler under the wing making it seem sharper and brighter and surprisingly easier to pick out "in the field" than I was expecting from the written description. A rare vagrant from North America. Be very nice if one of these turned up locally at Monmouth Beach, Lyme Regis. Very Smart.