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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 18:40   #1
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Gull ID - Poland

Hello

I have a couple of questions regarding gulls, which I saw today along the coast today in northern Poland..

One looks pretty good for a Yellowleg gull to me, but maybe it's just the usual "yellowleg" Herringgull... I can't really tell..

The other one is a 3cy Herring gull, right?
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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 19:23   #2
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I’m thinking a 2nd Winter YLGull for image 1. and an adult for 2.

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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 19:46   #3
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both herring gulls
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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 20:48   #4
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Hi Lou

Thanks for your post..

Can you tell me what makes you determine that?.. Is it just a jizz thing or do you have something clear to point out?
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striation on head (rarely seen at this time of year in michahellis), orange orbital, weak bill, red on bill not up to upper mandible, shape and extent of white mirror (subapical spot on p10 merging with white tip, greenish yellow instead of bright to orangey yellow legs, long pale tongue on underside of p10 (right wing, visible just about the white tertial crescent).
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Old Saturday 18th January 2020, 21:15   #6
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Great, thanks..

That gives me something to work with... :)
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striation on head (rarely seen at this time of year in michahellis), orange orbital, weak bill, red on bill not up to upper mandible, shape and extent of white mirror (subapical spot on p10 merging with white tip, greenish yellow instead of bright to orangey yellow legs, long pale tongue on underside of p10 (right wing, visible just about the white tertial crescent).
.....Ive never seen an adult Herring Gull with greenish yellow legs and even allowing for the lighting such a dark mantle?
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.....Ive never seen an adult Herring Gull with greenish yellow legs and even allowing for the lighting such a dark mantle?
They're quite frequent in the Baltic, it's quite an eye-opener. Can heartily recommend it as a destination.
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They're quite frequent in the Baltic, it's quite an eye-opener. Can heartily recommend it as a destination.
There you are Ken, ask your missus if shed like a trip to go and see Herring Gull omissus.
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There you are Ken, ask your missus if shed like a trip to go and see Herring Gull omissus.
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