Herring Gull 2CY 30 Dec
Larus argentatus


Photographer

Dick Newell

Date

30th December 2003

Location

Long Drove, Cottenham

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Apart from Common Gull, 1st winter Ring-billed Gull needs to be separated from birds like this. If you only saw the head and bill, it would indeed seem to be a Ring-billed Gull. It even shows arrow-shaped tips in the scapulars and on the coverts - a useful detail for separation from Common Gull. However, amongst other things, that barred scapular spoils all chances of a Ring-billed Gull.


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