Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Gulls 27th December

Spent some time yesterday near Seghill Landfill after hearing that some of the gulls have been mooching in fields visible from one of the nearby roads. Nothing out of the ordinary but as always the variation amongst the Herring Gulls (argenteus and argentatus) ensured there was plenty to look at. All the images below are iphone-scoped.
Small looking head, high chested and long looking bill (probably accentuated by bill pattern), probably a 2CY argentatus (individual facing right).

White-headed with dark shawl, all dark bill and dark centred tertials, but not cutting the mustard, a Finnish/Baltic individual?

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