Gull ID North Yorkshire UK (1 Viewer)

TimGeR

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Hello.
I'd appreciate any comments on the id of this gull, photo from yesterday.
Thanks,
Tim
 

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TimGeR

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Thanks for the replies so far. I was thinking possible Yellow-legged Gull. Some more photos were taken but not by me, Iโ€™ve asked for copies and will post them when I receive them.
 

Deb Burhinus

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Looks more like a 1cy Herring Gull to me - ( LBBG would show much darker GCs and inner primaries.)

Maybe itโ€™s a YLG but I would expect to see less contrast on the webs of the inner primaries cf to outer webs (the inner webs not as pale as HG so not such an obvious window as HG) - also I believe the โ€˜lozengesโ€™ on the outer web of the inner primaries is a feature of 1cy HG as are the white tips to primaries - do 1cy YLG show these features?. ( I think the bill structure is good for YLG or HG)
 

Nutcracker

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Lesser Black-back, 1st winter, for me

Looks to be a strong candidate for 1cy Yellow-legged Gull.

Looks more like a 1cy Herring Gull to me -

Can anything be determined from the tail pattern here? (Larophobe trying to learn!)



I think I'll join the Seagull camp . . . lump em'all 3:)
 

HH75

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Might I ask if the original poster could post the actual image, as some features may not be represented accurately on a back of camera shot?
 

TimGeR

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Here are the original photos showing quite a bit more detail.
 

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SteveClifton

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this settles the case for 1cy herring gull :)

Agree, although I will admit the rather contrasty tail and less conspicuous inner primary 'window' aren't quite what I'd expect on a typical bird. But gulls are often anything but typical, as we often see :smoke:
 
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Deb Burhinus

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Agree, although I will admit the rather contrasty tail and less conspicuous inner primary 'window' aren't quite what I'd expect on a typical bird. But gulls are often anything but typical, as we often see :smoke:

Perhaps it would be helpful to hear how others also concluded this was a Herring Gull? I grew up surrounded by mainly Herring Gulls - I was always amazed by the variation - even after 30 years of looking at them, I would still be caught out sometimes!
 
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