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Recent content by Keith/Portland

  1. K

    Southwold Caspian Gull? #4&5

    Meant with the very best of intentions: I agree with Butty, however you can only ever be ‘pretty sure’ if you know the basics. This has been said time after time in birding, ‘it is absolutely essential that you learn to identify the common species first’, Herring Gulls in this case. So, let’s...
  2. K

    bird id caspian gull

    A 'likely' juvenile Caspian (or Casp. hybrid) Malcolm but as it is impossible to see the greater covert centres / pattern - particularly the inner ones, I doubt if anyone would stake their life on it. ref. Juvenile Casps in August - ten birds.
  3. K

    American Herring Gull - Victoria. BC. - July 2022 ?

    Hi all. Is this a 3rd calendar year American Herring Gull please - apparent 3rd generation primaries. Or otherwise? Thanks again. Keith
  4. K

    Western Gull - Vancouver ferry terminal - July 2022 ?

    Hello. This looks like a 'pure' juvenile Western Gull - dark coverts bar. Am I correct please or are there any pointers to the contrary. Thanks. Keith
  5. K

    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    It would be interesting to know what percentage of lifers are self-found. Sadly nowadays hardly any, in the UK at least, one imagines.
  6. K

    American Herring Gull ? - Vancouver - August 1st

    Thanks very much indeed for that. It’s fascinating how one’s perception can change after an insightful comment by another party! With kind regards. Keith
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    American Herring Gull ? - Vancouver - August 1st

    Hi. Is this a 3rd calendar year AHGU please? Or some Glaucous-winged hybrid? Thank you. Keith
  8. K

    Finch / Bunting - Victoria BC - July

    It did originally cross my mind, albeit briefly, honest! Thank you very much for putting me out of my misery.
  9. K

    Finch / Bunting - Victoria BC - July

    Hi. Please what is this? Clover Point, Victoria, BC, Canada - July (today) I believe it must be a juv. Thank you. Keith
  10. K

    Gull ID please - Vancouver - July

    Thank you Lou. Much appreciated.
  11. K

    Gull ID please - Vancouver - July

    I will not post a whole host of hybrid gull photos here but I am trying to sort some out where I have decent photos. Vancouver BC - July (2022) ‘Olympic’ hybrid? 3rd calendar year? Thanks. Keith
  12. K

    Vancouver. BC. - Gull - AHGU x WEGU ?

    Thanks Lou. I knew that should be the most likely but talked myself out of it. Olympic is new for me this month, learning slowly!
  13. K

    Gull id Devon UK

    Image 1: 2nd calendar year (i.e. born last year) / 1st summer Great Black-backed.
  14. K

    Gull id Devon UK

    Yes. 3rd calendar year / 2nd summer Herring (argenteus) - principally on pale mantle colour.
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    Gull from Cley beach Norfolk UK today 9/7/22

    Med. Gull. With respect: 2nd year (born last year) / 1st summer (July) becoming 2nd winter. A 1st year, i.e. juvenile in July would not have moult in the primaries, or a bi-coloured bill etc. and would look like this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gullsandterns/albums/72157696181856511