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Roger Auger

Active Member
This gull was in Stinky Bay around midday today.
In size between a Common Gull and a Herring Gull but nearer the latter.
Having thought of Common, Herring and Ring-billed Gull, it doesn't seem right for any of them.
Any ideas?!
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YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
This gull was in Stinky Bay around midday today.
In size between a Common Gull and a Herring Gull but nearer the latter.
Having thought of Common, Herring and Ring-billed Gull, it doesn't seem right for any of them.
Any ideas?!
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Hi @Roger Auger having looked long and hard at the photos I can't see anything apart from a Common Gull, though the bill does perhaps look a little elongated. Always more difficult from photos than in the field and i'm by no means a gull expert!
 

Roger Auger

Active Member
I am a fully paid-up member of the 'no means a gull expert' club!
I am sure you are right - it was the length of the bill and slope of forehead that got my interest but they must fall within natural variation.
 
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