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Yellow legs?

Observed: 19th February 2011 By: Michael HartupMichael Hartup’s reputation in BirdsMichael Hartup’s reputation in Birds

I just assumed this was a herring gull, but after winding the exposure and vibrance up a bit... began to wonder if those legs don't look a bit yellow.
It's another lousy photo, and I'm probably guilty of erring against probability in the face of uncertainty, (again), but other than the legs I don't know any other characters that separate these species.
Larus optimisticus?

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Oh yes, I was wholly aware of

Oh yes, I was wholly aware of the tenuousness of this one!