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Old Monday 13th April 2009, 10:05   #1
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3 Gulls Cornwall April 09

Hi guys,

I am useless at Gull ID'ing especially juveniles, any help with these and my next 2 to follow would be appreciated.

Many thanks, Pete
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Old Monday 13th April 2009, 12:00   #2
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hi pete,

they're herring gulls: 1-2 are first winters (2cy), 3 is a 2nd winter/summer type (3cy). structure and covert pattern are the clues. more details found e.g. here: http://www.gull-research.org/hg/HG2CY03.htm (for 2cy march) and here: http://www.gull-research.org/hg/HG3CY03.htm (for 3cy march)

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Thanks Lou.

I was hoping one was a Glaucous but thought I was wrong. I find them so difficult but when I saw the Iceland in Cornwall I could tell it wasn't a Herring, so I take it a Glaucous would stand out as different too.

Thanks for taking the time to help me
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Nice pics with Herring Gulls.
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