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Gull ID? (1 Viewer)

Phil133

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Hello, can anyone ID this gull please, I'm thinking possible Caspian but I'm the first to admit I struggle with gulls.

I appreciate quality isn't great, phone scoped at distance in poor light. It was taken last week at a South Pennine reservoir, West Yorks, UK

I've had to put a link to youtube as I couldn't manage to add the short video direct to the post.

Thanks, Phil


https://youtu.be/fheaLsACG-c
 
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lou salomon

the birdonist
hard if not impossible to ID. structure (body and head shape) doesn't strike me as being caspian. i'd call it a smooth patterned 2nd cycle herring gull, possibly a YLG.
 

Phil133

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hard if not impossible to ID. structure (body and head shape) doesn't strike me as being caspian. i'd call it a smooth patterned 2nd cycle herring gull, possibly a YLG.

Thanks for the reply

I've had YLG suggested elsewhere but may never know for definite. Its not over important, I was just more curious, cheers
 

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