Yellow-legged Gull 2CY 13 Oct
Larus michahellis


Photographer

Dick Newell

Date

13th October 2002

Location

Milton, Cambs.

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The michahellis is the nearer bird. The further bird is a probable argentatus Herring Gull.
2CY's usually have rather more grey in the scapulars than this bird. Harder to pick out than most, when this bird preened, its tail was a complete give-away - a lot of white with a pristine black tail-band. Notice how, on the Herring Gull, P7 aligns with the end of the tail, but on the Yellow-legged Gull, it is P6 that aligns with the end of the tail.


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