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Gull from North Somerset today (1 Viewer)

cafe birder

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A friend has sent me his pictures of a noticibly dark backed gull. Very gloomy but we both thought possibly a 3rd year yellow-legged gull. Smaller, more white headed and darker than the herring gull it was associating with so presumably a male. Always a danger of hybrids here so wanted other more experienced opinions. 21FF00CCEA3F41798AD06B4F19D3A2D4.jpg AE5EB336576F4C45A2112721E3F3828B.jpg

lou salomon

the birdonist
hard to tell from these pics but if i'm counting correctly, p5 only has a small black mark, which makes it very likely a herring gull. if it was darker mantled, it might be nominate argentatus. but then the paler head doesn't fit.

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