The local gull population is made up predominantly of herring gulls, but we do have several other species locally. The great black backed gulls, the largest of the native gulls, tend to stay close to the coast but the lesser black backed gulls do come inland, and we’ve had two or three pairs nesting on the roofs at work. Gulls being gulls they also visit the local pond at Falmer Village, which is where I took this short sequence early today.
The lesser black-backed gull is relatively rare around here (I’ve seen plenty of them along the Thames in central London). A more numerous visitor is the small black-headed gull. They do of course frequent the coast, but they often also appear in small flocks on the Downs; and at the pond.
Yes, its head is brown, not black.
Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D and EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.