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Port Meadow, Oxfordshire Gull ID

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Old Saturday 15th November 2014, 23:59   #1
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Port Meadow, Oxfordshire Gull ID

Hi all,

I'm having trouble IDing these two gulls I saw today at Port Meadow in Oxford. I'm not quite convinced the first one is a Herring Gull, but not not too sure about Caspian either.
In the second photo the center gull looks very light and I'm not sure if it is actually a Herring or LBBG 1st winter.

I'd really appreciate any help from the gull experts on the forum.

Cheers,

Erik

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Old Sunday 16th November 2014, 07:40   #2
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1st photo shows an adult Herring Gull.
2nd indeed shows a Caspian Gull- a classic 1st winter!
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Old Sunday 16th November 2014, 08:18   #3
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1st photo shows an adult Herring Gull.
And also 2 Lesser Black-backs and a Black-headed.
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1st photo shows an adult Herring Gull.
2nd indeed shows a Caspian Gull- a classic 1st winter!
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