This blog is about my birding exploits, which mainly take place in the Weymouth/Portland area, in Dorset. Will also include stuff from elsewhere, plus some other critters too. Hope you enjoy. All photographs are © Brett Spencer, unless indicated otherwise. The above image is of a Siberian Rubythroat, taken in Holland in 2016.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Troublesome Large Gull

I photographed this bird late yesterday afternoon at Radipole Lake. A very interesting bird showing some features of American Herring Gull. Question is, is it one? If it isn't, then what the hell is it? A very dark argenteus Herring Gull, an argentatus Herring Gull or maybe a hybrid, say Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull. What do you think? Any comments are welcome.

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