Jack Perks's picture

Gull at Dungeness I.D

Observed: 25th November 2012 By: Jack Perks
JAC_4053
Description:

saw this today wasn't sure what species it is?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

trevindevon's picture

Gull

I don't now think this is likely to be a Black Headed Gull as on closer examination the bill seems to be the wrong colour.

Jack Perks's picture

another photo

it lacks the red legs of black headed and was flying above the waves in rough conditions when other black headed gulls were resting on the side so it may be one but i dont think so

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Mydaea's picture

It is a young kittiwake.

It is a young kittiwake.

trevindevon's picture

Gull

Yes I think you are right. The second photo is very good so I hope one of the more experienced watchers will come up with the correct species.

trevindevon's picture

Young Kittiwake

It does look like a Kittiwake but I thought they had a pale yellow/green bill. Not sure about the juveniles!

Ray Turner's picture

1st Winter

First winter plumage I think. Bob or Ian will soon say if I’m wrong.

Ray

Ray