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.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Update On Previous Post

Well, thoughts are that it is a Herring Gull. An identification I was certainly going for in the end, based on research I had done on current literature and photos available. It has been suggested that it's probably a dark argentatus. Thing is, can a dark argenteus or an intergrade argentatus x argenteus be ruled out? Whatever it's racial identification, it's certainly been an educational and eye opening bird.

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