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Old Tuesday 26th July 2016, 19:27   #1
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kelp gull Portugal

When I was watching the kelp gull in Olhao Portugal 2 weeks ago I realised I had seen a dark backed gull on exactly the same location several years earlier.

Back home I checked my records and it was August 20 2009.
The leg colour of that bird didn't seem to fit very well for a large black backed gull as it waas having a greenish tinge but as i was new to birding i didn't give it much attention.

Is this indeed a GBBG or did a/the Kelp gull visit this site already earlier?
This is the only photo I have.

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Old Tuesday 26th July 2016, 20:46   #2
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Congrats in that find of yours, looks like you saw a Kelp Bull without noticing

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Old Tuesday 26th July 2016, 20:54   #3
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it's a kelp gull, geert!
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Old Wednesday 27th July 2016, 06:12   #4
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That's what I suspected already.
Obviously I would have been more happy If I had noticed this 7 years ago.
Now it's a bit of mixed feelings.
Anyway glad I remembered it.

Do I need to report this bird somewhere to a Portuguesre rarity committee?

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Old Wednesday 27th July 2016, 08:07   #5
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Geert, that's a surprising bit of news, well done.

I'm sure you are not the only one to have overlooked this bird! It seems that it may have been a regular vistor over the last years....who knows.

Here is a page from SPEA's website with the details for reporting rarities: http://www.spea.pt/en/birdwatching/p...ies-committee/
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Thanks Simon,

Have reported the bird to SPEA.

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Old Wednesday 27th July 2016, 12:27   #7
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Kelp Bull
Good name for a male
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