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by proldfield
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caspian or hybrid Caspian/Yellow-legged or ????
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Caspian or hybrid Caspian/Yellow-legged or ????

Didgy's taken today, 19th September on Felixstowe beach, Suffolk, England. Jury's out on this one. Any ideas/comments would be welcome.
by proldfield
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Herring Gull
Topic: Aberrant adult Herring Gull
Replies: 1
Views: 6753

Aberrant adult Herring Gull

Unusual primary pattern.
by proldfield
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: Is this a juvenile fuscus Lesser Black-back..?
Replies: 1
Views: 16954

Is this a juvenile fuscus Lesser Black-back..?

Photos taken on the 23rd August 2015 on the beach at Felixstowe, Suffolk, England.
by proldfield
Tue May 26, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: 3rd calendar year caspian?
Replies: 0
Views: 12061

3rd calendar year caspian?

Only seen briefly today before taking a few didgys. The bird was moulting outer secondaries and inner primaries
by proldfield
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Caspian Gull
Topic: Series of distant inflight photos of first winter Caspian
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Series of distant inflight photos of first winter Caspian

Series of flight shots taken at distance on 8th April 2014 by Paul Holmes of a first winter/summer at Trimley Marshes, Suffolk.
by proldfield
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Caspian Gull
Topic: Caspian Gull or hybrid.
Replies: 0
Views: 12214

Caspian Gull or hybrid.

Sorry about quality of photos. The bird is in center. Photos taken 22nd February 2015. Presumed first winter Caspian Gull. Bird showed pale edges to medium coverts and greater coverts forming 'wing bars along these tracts. Secondaries blackish with broad whitish tips forming pale trailing edge. This...
by proldfield
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caspian or Yellow-legged.
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Caspian or Yellow-legged.

Hi every one. I originally identified this Gull as a Caspian but of few of my birding friends seem to think that it is a Yellow-legged. Any comments would be welcome. Unfortunately the images were taken at a range of about 500 yards so they are not the best.
Thanks.
by proldfield
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Herring Gull
Topic: Herring Gull ssp
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

Herring Gull ssp

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I was sent this photograph by Paul Holmes of an adult Herring Gull ssp taken at Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk, England and we would both welcome comments on the racial identification. Especially mirror configuration to the primaries, eye colour and bill.
by proldfield
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Caspian Gull
Topic: First summer Caspian Gull on Felixstowe Docks, Suffolk
Replies: 1
Views: 1883

First summer Caspian Gull on Felixstowe Docks, Suffolk

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This bird is showing what I believe to be a third generation scapular. Bill colour is not typical either.