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    UK SE Coast - Kent - Gull ID

    That’s very comprehensive - thanks so much for taking the time to explain it! Back to the drawing board!!!!!!!
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    UK SE Coast - Kent - Gull ID

    thanks everyone who has replied so far - any other takers?
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    UK SE Coast - Kent - Gull ID

    Oh noooooo! You are kidding me! Seriously? Would you mind explaining why? I'm using the Collins guide... and it seemed (or so I thought!) to fit 2nd W Casp. The slanted head angle, long beak, full chest... Thanks for any help you can offer!!!
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    UK SE Coast - Kent - Gull ID

    Dear all - I’m by no means a gull expert... but this one stood out to me! I know what I’d like it to be.... (Casp....)... please don’t tell me it’s a Herring!!!!!!!🙈
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    RT or BT diver? SE coast UK

    Great - Thanks everyone for all your help!
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    RT or BT diver? SE coast UK

    OK - thanks for explaining it!! I'm fairly new to seawatching... hard to find much info on learning the different birds as most of the guides I have aren't too helpful for ID'ing these birds flying past a mile away on a hazy sea!
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    RT or BT diver? SE coast UK

    Thanks for your replies... could you help me out with identifying marks? i Can see the difference in the books... but struggling in the field!
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    RT or BT diver? SE coast UK

    I’d love these divers... especially the one on the right to be BT divers... but: is it possible to ID with certainty from a pic of this quality? RT are much more commonly seen here in Kent on the South East Coast... although BT and GN are Seen on occasion. pictures taken yesterday! Many thanks
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    Gull ID. SE coast, Kent UK

    Thank you everyone for your well informed replies! Much appreciated
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    Gull ID. SE coast, Kent UK

    Hi all - trying to improve gull ID skills... so could you let me know if I’m right or wrong with the following: 1) 3rd winter Herring 2) 1st winter GBB Both seen today in Kent. thanks for your help
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    GC Grebe? Kent, SE Coast, UK

    Thanks for your replies
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    Diver ID - South East, Kent UK.

    Thank you both
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    GC Grebe? Kent, SE Coast, UK

    Wasn’t sure what to make of this, seen today on the SE coast. would I be right in thinking GC Grebe? thank you
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    Diver ID - South East, Kent UK.

    Hi all - Not sure if ID is possible from photos of this quality, but thought it would be worth a try. Diver 1: photos 1-3 Diver 2: photos 4-6 Most likely contender is RT, but BT and GN are seen on occasion in this area. Seen today in Kent, SE UK. Thanks for any help you can offer
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    SEast coast UK - Feb 2021 - what grebe?

    Hi - Found these two grebes on a lake which was reported to have 2x Slavonian grebes... one apparently starting to get summer plumage. Do the grebes in my very distant photos fit the bill for Slavonian? I‘m struggling to see why they aren’t Little Grebe...
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    Gull query. SE Coast, Kent, UK 01/02/21

    Thanks so much for your comprehensive reply Harry - thats most helpful! Would I be right in thinking that the lack of white on the wingtips is a bit unusual for Herring gull?
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    Gull query. SE Coast, Kent, UK 01/02/21

    Hi - I’m trying to learn to ID gulls, so I wonder if you can help me with this one? Likely contenders for this area at this time of year would be Herring, Caspian and Yellow-legged... the lack of white on the primaries has me a bit confused! Thanks for any help you can offer. I’m 99% sure that...
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    SE Coast UK - LBB gull?

    Will do - thanks chaps
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    SE Coast UK - LBB gull?

    Hi all, I posted this yesterday on the Gull ID page... but looks like that section doesn't get too much traffic!!! Would it be ok to get clarification on whether this is a Yellow legged or LBB gull? I suspect the latter due to its darker colour.... but I’m hoping for the former! im trying to...
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    LBB or Yellow legged?

    Hi all - Would it be ok to get clarification on whether this is a Yellow legged or LBB gull? I suspect the latter due to its darker colour.... but I’m hoping for the former! im trying to learn more about gulls, so please let me know your reasons! Thanks so much for your help
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    Sea watch query - UK, South east coast

    Thanks for your input everyone
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    Sea watch query - UK, South east coast

    Thanks for the quick reply! Any other opinions? I thought the neck looked a bit long/slender for Guilemot but I could be wrong!
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    Sea watch query - UK, South east coast

    Dear all - Does anyone have any thoughts on whether it’s possible to ID this photo taken in the drizzle today! Not far from the port of Dover. thanks for your input
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    Unusual duck - UK

    Doh!!!! Thanks for the response!
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    Unusual duck - UK

    Hi! Anyone got any ideas what this might be? Spotted in Kent, UK this week. Was hanging around in the same area as Wigeon, teal, tufteds. Could it be a hybrid or is it leucistic? Thank you for your help
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