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Old Sunday 1st April 2012, 20:03   #1
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Gull ID Assistance

Hi

Can anyone help with the ID of this gull? It was just outside Rose Isle (nr. Burghead in Moray) today. It has an obviously broken wing, which made it a bit more confusing, but we couldn't see any black on the wing tips. Unfortunately we have been unable to convince ourselves of any particular species...

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Owen
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Old Wednesday 4th April 2012, 12:28   #2
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Hi

Can anyone help with the ID of this gull? It was just outside Rose Isle (nr. Burghead in Moray) today. It has an obviously broken wing, which made it a bit more confusing, but we couldn't see any black on the wing tips. Unfortunately we have been unable to convince ourselves of any particular species...

Many thanks

Owen
Going by the head and bill structure, in particular, it looks like a Herring Gull. The primaries can get pretty bleached out.
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Old Wednesday 4th April 2012, 13:30   #3
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Looks like a (rather odd) Herring Gull indeed.
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