• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Yellow legged Gull Lancashire (1 Viewer)

Alexander Stöhr

Well-known member
Hello,
second is a Lesser black-backed Gull, with the right upperpart-colour, a dark slate grey lacking blueish tinge.
First is difficult, at least to me: but: it looks like the adult YLG, I saw this week in SW-Germany :
it seems to have exactly the right shade of an ID-book YLG vs paler HG and darker LBBG, with an just visible blueish tinge
-red eyering (deep colour, but difficult to judge)
-yellow legs
-broad black band dividing white tip on underside of p10
-broad black band on p5, but it cant be judged if its complete.

Conclusion? This post is proof a quality and persistence of all the gull experts here, elsewhere on the net, in other forums, those, who identified my own pictures, and id-book authors.
And if I got these Gulls wrong? Then I hope, the before mentioned people dont give up!
 

pianoman

duck and diver, bobolink and weaver
Second picture is paler than any LBBG I've ever seen here in Ireland but perhaps pale ones are commoner further east
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top