Yellow-legged Gull? 5CY 31 Jan
Larus michahellis


Photographer

Dick Newell

Date

31st January 02

Location

Milton, Cambs.

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This bird looks adult, but it had extensive black on the primary coverts and some black on both mandibles, so 5CY (=4th winter).
The second picture below is the same bird on 3rd February.
I now think that it probably is not a michahellis, P7 aligns with the end of the tail and it looks rather like an omissus type Herring Gull. The complete black band on P5 may be because it is not quite adult. I'll leave it here for comparison purposes.


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