Monday, 2 August 2010

Tricky blighters

Had this again tonight. This is the same bird from 28th July (see here) - what I presume is a second-summer->third-winter Caspian Gull. However, I don't like its legs. They're a bit too thick and chunky with a short tibia - are they in the range of a Caspian Gull? Everything else on it seems to be about right (but look at those new inner primaries too)...opinions welcome.

Edit - just found an interesting shot on Chris Gibbins' blog of a very similar bird. Its the tenth shot down.

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