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Gulls

Observed: 7th March 2012 By: andylawandylaw’s reputation in Birdsandylaw’s reputation in Birdsandylaw’s reputation in Birds
gulls
Description:

Flock of gulls. Possibly common gulls or kittiwake?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

RoyW's picture

A brave call David!

I've tried blowing up the image, and while I agree that there is no evidence of white 'mirrors', there is also little evidence of black wing tips on many of the gulls - and not much visible evidence to confirm that most of them have heads!

They do look like Kittiwakes though (I just wouldn't have been prepared to go for the "Sure as I can be" certainty level).

David Jardine's picture

Kittiwakes

Migrating flocks of Kittiwakes are not uncommon at this time of the year on the west coast.