"Sean with new seagull beach hat." - @niceislife
Observation and photo by @niceislife
Unusual at this small pond. It was here to feast on dead carp.
Well-documented Iceland Gull, spent a good part of the winter around this marina.
The suborder Lari is the part of the order Charadriiformes which includes the gulls, terns, skuas and skimmers, with the waders and snipes making up the rest of the order. Following recent research, the auks are now placed into the Lari too; the family Glareolidae (pratincoles and coursers) might constitute a distinct suborder. Sometimes, the buttonquails are also placed here, but the molecular data and fossil record rather suggests them be a quite basal offshoot along...