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Did you note the eye colour in this bird?
didnt notice the eye colour never had the scope out its the beak that make me think it might not be a common gull looks like it has a strip on the beak if you look closely.
but to me everything else fits for a common gull eg its size body shape and leg colour all screams common gull
This is probably a Common Gull, some of which do have stripes across their bills like Ring-billed Gulls. A sure quick way of telling them apart is the eye colour - it is pale in Ring-billed Gull and dark in Common Gull, but you need to look closely. Hence my question.
The size and structure make me think it is probably a Common Gull, but given it is in such an 'unconventional' posture it is hard to be certain as the posture distorts the the size etc.
All the best
Lat/Lng: 56.1933, -3.1638
OS grid ref: NO278006