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Identifying Seagulls

I’ll be honest and admit that I tend to just ignore ‘seagulls’ and ‘pigeons’ when I’m taking photos of wildlife. However, as I was taking some photos today, I decided to actually take some of the gulls, and try to identify them.

This one had me stumped until I asked a local wildlife group – they decided it was a Lesser Black-Backed Gull, as the Great variety isn’t commonly spotted away from coastal areas.

The RSPB say that the Lesser black-backed gull is smaller than a Herring Gull, and has a dark grey / black back and wings. The only real difference between the Lesser and the Great is the size.

 


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