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Help with identification

Can anyone help identify my observation SAM_4028 please? I took it on the local pond near Wishaw in Scotland and thought it was a common gull, but the fully black beak and unusual mottling of the feathers means I'm not so sure. Thanks.



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Thanks to Chris and Jere

Thanks to Chris and Jere who've ID the bird already, a herring gull. I'd thought the head was too small and the photo in my Collins book looks different to me! Thanks for your help, appreciate it.