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graellsii or michahellis, W Yorks, 17/07

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Old Thursday 18th July 2019, 09:31   #1
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graellsii or michahellis, W Yorks, 17/07

This bird dropped into a local reservoir yesterday, 17th July. At the time I had it down as a pale-looking graellsii, but it's got me wondering now. Flight views were brief and against the light, so were of no use.

Can anyone help please?

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Old Thursday 18th July 2019, 11:02   #2
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Mantle colour and legs look OK for michahellis.

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Old Thursday 18th July 2019, 11:22   #3
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Monster driller to head ratio

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Old Thursday 18th July 2019, 11:38   #4
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Yes, looks like a michahellis
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