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Yellow-legged Gull, Norfolk?

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Old Wednesday 31st July 2019, 06:17   #1
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Yellow-legged Gull, Norfolk?

Hello, I saw this gull on my local pig field last week - https://photos.app.goo.gl/rkEbCKZJcDcYpmhk6. Is it a Yellow-legged Gull?

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Old Wednesday 31st July 2019, 06:44   #2
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Haha , looks like a nice adult and contrasting with the teats on that Sow
Great pic in my opinion

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Old Wednesday 31st July 2019, 07:18   #3
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Haha, thanks for the ID. You've heard of a goatsucker, maybe this is a sowsucker.
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Old Wednesday 31st July 2019, 12:48   #4
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With these long wings structually it looks more like a Lesser Black-backed Gull to me. As pale a the mantle can get I suppose... but maybe best to wait for Lou to comment
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Old Wednesday 31st July 2019, 15:20   #5
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i think the long winged impression roland gets from this less than good image is due to the fact that it has slightly drooped wings. thus, even primary projection is not possible to tell. this said, it doesn't look particularly long winged to me (also remember that slender females of all large gull taxa have proportionally longer wings than bulky males!). i think it is a YLG but to be on the sure side i'd would have wanted to see a bit of its wingtip pattern. rectangular head and bill shape seem to fit for michahellis, though.
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Old Wednesday 31st July 2019, 15:51   #6
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Okay, thanks for the help. I went out looking for it again today but there was no sign but if I do refind it I'll try to get some better photos.
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Old Wednesday 31st July 2019, 16:23   #7
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I see no reason not to be happy with it as a Yellow-legged.
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Worth looking just for Farmer Giles’ Page 3 girlfriend - i stick with my original ID the jizz and head looks OK to me but i’m no.....

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Old Friday 2nd August 2019, 07:10   #9
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I have returned multiple times to look for the gull but with no luck each time. However, I did spot Farmer Giles but there was no sign of his girlfriend unless it's that ugly sow I photographed.
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