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Conversation Between astafjevs and Plainsailing
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  1. astafjevs
    09-05-11 02:32 PM
    No problem!! gulls are tricky, and herring/LBB are the easiest to confuse of the 'bigger' gulls because they're so similar in size and shape. I'm lucky in that both species are very common in central Bristol, where I work, and they often appear together, so comparison is easier.

    A herring gull has pink legs and a much paler body than the LBB, and there is a very noticeable contrast between the grey wings and black wing tips, which isn't as noticeable on a LBB.

    Then you get Yellow Legged Gulls, which are pale like a herring gull, but have yellow legs! I haven't been fortunate enough to see one of those yet though, they're quite scarce in the UK.

    Hope that helps,

  2. Plainsailing
    09-05-11 02:20 PM
    Thanks for correcting me, I find gulls so hard to ID..
  3. Plainsailing
    10-02-11 09:50 PM
    I posted the picture in my album and it was pointed out that it was a Turnstone.
    Thanks for asking
  4. astafjevs
    10-02-11 09:45 PM
    Hi Plainsailing

    Are you going to repost your beachcomber pic?

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