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2cy ('first summer'), July 5th 2006, Warks


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2cy Yellow-legged Gull, Warks, July 2006

2cy Yellow-legged Gull, Warks, July 2006

2cy Yellow-legged Gull, Warks, July 2006

A. R. Dean

A second calendar year Yellow-legged Gull, moulting into 2W plumage. Individuals in this plumage can be quite easily over-looked but careful analysis of plumage (and to some extent moult) provides a number of clues. In the three photos note:

Acknowledgement: I am very grateful to Dick Newell for discussion of the characters of this individual.


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