Caspian Gull bird 1. Presumably a near adult with more extensive black in P9 and P10. Otherwise, a nice unbroken band to P5, dark mark on the outer web of P4 and fairly typical looking structurally and bare part wise.
|Caspian Gull bird 2. A pale-eyed individual but not the slick proportions with the 'hanging tummy', mid grey mantle, long primaries and tapering back. A nice parallel-sided, tepid looking bill too with slender, pale yellow legs.|
hybrid Lesser Black-backed x Herring Gull. Compared to Herring Gull was long-winged, tepid yellow-orange legs, heavily streaked nape, darker grey mantle, obvious trailing edge to secondaries and significant black in wingtips.
Herring Gull - ringed as an adult at East Tullos Industrial Estate, Aberdeen on 02/06/13. This is the first sighting since it was ringed.