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Old Tuesday 8th August 2017, 17:34   #3251
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nutty, west coast gulls are a nightmare with all those hybrids hanging around but i tend to agree with you it doesn't look like a thayer's gull. actually it doesn't look like any typical juvenile west coast gull. the fact that it hasn't replaced any scaps by february would favour thayeri but that smooth pattern is nothing i have seen in juveniles of this species. maybe it's a dodgy olympic gull :)
Excellent, thanks!

I'll move it to the 'Unidentified Gulls' category
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Old Tuesday 8th August 2017, 17:35   #3252
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Talking of gulls . . .

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Old Wednesday 9th August 2017, 09:29   #3253
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Old Tuesday 29th August 2017, 13:46   #3254
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Larus cachinans?
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Old Tuesday 29th August 2017, 18:06   #3255
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hi odysseas, no this is a michahellis. now, when they are in basic (non-breeding) plumage it's rel. simple: many streaks around eye = micha, mostly white head but concentrated streaks on hindneck forming a collar = cachi. plus bill shape and eye colour.
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Old Tuesday 29th August 2017, 19:12   #3256
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hi odysseas, no this is a michahellis. now, when they are in basic (non-breeding) plumage it's rel. simple: many streaks around eye = micha, mostly white head but concentrated streaks on hindneck forming a collar = cachi. plus bill shape and eye colour.
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