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Gulls again - north of Japan

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Old Thursday 27th June 2019, 18:39   #1
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Gulls again - north of Japan

Saw these in May, between northern Japan and the Kamchatka peninsula.

All help appreciated please!

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Old Thursday 27th June 2019, 19:06   #2
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2, 4 and 5 aren't gulls, they're Pacific fulmars. 3 looks like an adult slaty-backed gull.
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Agree #3 looks like adult slaty-backed, although hard to see shocking pink legs in this pic - found them to be most common gull in N Japan in winter.
#1 could be immature (1yo) slaty-backed which hasn't developed dark back (which it would have done by late summer according to Sibley).
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For future reference Andy - Fulmars are ‘tubenoses’ and this feature is clearly visible

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Thanks all.
Laurie - I'll try to remember next time!

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