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Monday, 17 August 2015

Gull at Cosmeston

Lol Middleton had an interesting gull on Cosmeston E lake this morning which at first sight seemed to show characteristics of Caspian Gull. The back is rather dark so there would seem to be a possibility of YLG. These are Lol's 2 pix which are far better than the ones I have posted on GBC and SWB Facebook as it was distant by the time I got there. Any thoughts?


Mark Hipkin said...

A striking bird! Now I freely admit to being not great with the large 'white-headed' gull complex, but this looks to me like a 2cy Lesser Black-backed Gull. However, I'd be very interested to find what others think.

John Wilson said...

Opinion elsewhere also thinks the same Mark. Upper parts too dark for Caspian.