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Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Iceland Gull at Jackstones Pier
I agree with Martyn Hnatiuk that this bird shows very mixed bag of plumage features especially the bare parts. It looks good for 1stw to me and is very similar to the Nicholaston Pill bird. This bird, like the Nickolaston bird, is quite large but I think that they are different birds due to the differences in darker looking plumage around the eyes of both birds.
Whatever the case it is a nice bird which may provide much friendlier photo opportunities due to smaller gull flocks which seem to be less wary of human presence than the larger flocks at Oxwich. I know a few birders successfully caught up with this bird today which is great; nice find Colin.