Friday, 24 October 2014

Yellow-legged Gull - likely as not?

23rd October 2014 - Topsham

I'm fairly sure this is the bird that I first saw in September, I wasn't entirely convinced by it then and I still have suspicions. The only thing that's not quite right is the thin and slightly broken black band on P5 (not visible on this shot unfortunately). Given the variability in all large gull species, it's surely possible for pure michahellis to show such a pattern. It's just odd that it's so frequent in Topsham birds.

Yellow-legged Gull ad. (prob.) - 23/10/2014 Topsham

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