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Old Yesterday, 14:53   #6551
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Adult and 1st winter Common Gull from Hide per Wali Taylor
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Yellow Legged Gull

Allowing for duplication we've had at least six individuals so far this year

Records so far this year:-
11/1/18- Adult
12/1/18- Adult poss 2 Birds
14/1/18- Adult
19/1/18- Adult
21/1/18- Adult
23/1/18- Adult
24/1/18- 1st Winter
26/1/18- Adult
26/1/18- 2nd Winter
27/1/18- 2nd Winter
31/1/18- 2nd winter
02/2/18- 3rd Winter
03/2/18- Adult
04/2/18- (4th Winter) Adult
10/2/18- (4th Winter) Adult
10/2/18- 2nd Winter
12/2/18- Adult
16/2/18- Adult
17/2/18- Adult

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Year lists as of 17/2/18

Mel Jones -89 Great Black Back Gull
Dave Saunders - 81 Woodcock
Matt Hadlington - 76 Oystercatcher
Mike Ixer -77 Kingfisher
John Clarke- 73 Kingfisher
Craig Reed -72 Oystercatcher
Pete Carless -67 Green Woodpecker
Dave Waite - 66 Common Gull
Steve Lilly - 60 Siskin
Richard Eyres - 52 Redpoll
Tony Johnson - 52 Redpoll
Adrian Kirton - 47 Oystercatcher

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Would anyone be kind enough to point out the key features which confirm that as Yellow-Legged Gull? At the moment, I'd take one look at it, think "pale LBBG" and walk on, but that's me not being confident on the differences.
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Would anyone be kind enough to point out the key features which confirm that as Yellow-Legged Gull? At the moment, I'd take one look at it, think "pale LBBG" and walk on, but that's me not being confident on the differences.
Adults have darker grey backs and wings than herring gulls, but are paler than lesser black-backed gulls.The legs are bright yellow, there is a red ring around the eye and the bill is yellow with a large red spot, the head is a nice clean white with no streaking

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So how would I tell this gull, which the website tells me is LBBG, from Yellow-Legged?
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