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Common Gull

Observed: 29th January 2013 By: williegray.wgwilliegray.wg’s reputation in Birdswilliegray.wg’s reputation in Birdswilliegray.wg’s reputation in Birds
Common Gull
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David Jardine's picture

Eye colour?

Did you note the eye colour in this bird?

Thanks

williegray.wg's picture

common gull

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

David Jardine's picture

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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