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Old Sunday 19th February 2012, 21:19   #1
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Possible Caspian Gull - Germany

Sorry, another is it a Caspian Gull thread . Anyway, I photographed this gull at Friedrichshafen on the shores of Lake Constance in southern Germany last month. Yellow-legged Gulls were ten-a-penny and I didn't pay too much attention to this gull while photographing it.

Looking at the photo again, I think it may actually be Caspian rather than Yellow-legged Gull (small dark eye, leg-colour) and just wanted to confirm this.

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Old Sunday 19th February 2012, 21:28   #2
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any other pic in another position? it looks like a caspian with its long pale legs and p9 mirror seems to be large. gonys however is pretty accentuated and i'd have liked to see an open wing to totally exclude a weird female michahellis.
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Old Sunday 19th February 2012, 21:33   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Sorry, the bird hardly moved in the 5-10 minutes I was there and so all the pics are more or less the same.
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Old Sunday 19th February 2012, 21:36   #4
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btw. caspian gull is not at all rare during winter at lake constance (while of course YLG still dominates).
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Old Sunday 19th February 2012, 22:13   #5
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Looks a bit long in the shank/beak for YLG....

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Old Monday 20th February 2012, 09:08   #6
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btw. caspian gull is not at all rare during winter at lake constance (while of course YLG still dominates).
1 vote for Caspian.
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Old Monday 20th February 2012, 10:29   #7
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Many pro- Caspian features to me.
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Old Monday 20th February 2012, 19:28   #8
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Thanks for the replies. Only the second Caspian Gull I have seen so that has made my day!
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Good looking Caspian.

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