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Old Sunday 29th September 2013, 16:42   #1
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YLG? Oxfordshire UK

Hi, Is this a Yellow-legged Gull? Taken today at a reservoir in Oxfordshire.

I think the head streaking fits, that is, confined to the eye surround. The belly is pale and relatively unmarked and the tail has a narrow black band.

I cannot decide whether the under-wing coverts contrast enough?

I think picture 2 shows better the pale 'window' but I fear this may be too extensive for YLG?

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Tim
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Old Sunday 29th September 2013, 20:14   #2
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yes, it's a 1cy YLG.
edit: it's actually interesting to find (probably) a western bird with a pale base to p10 (inner web).
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Great, thanks Lou! It's actually my first YLG so I'm pleased with that, and a juvenile too!

The target now is to find and identify my first Caspian
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