Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 2nd winter YLGull?

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Default 2nd winter YLGull?

    video'd this gull on 20th in south-west of England. As far as I can tell it's a YLGull. The bill looked noticeably heavier than the Herrings it was with although I dont remember it looking particularly large.


  2. #2
    Member lou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    stuttgart, SW germany


    hi paul,

    from what i can see this is a white headed 2nd cycle herring gull. wings are too short, greater coverts too contrastless in pattern and scapular and covert moult too little advanced for YLG (little or no no grey adult-like coverts/scaps).



  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007


    thanks Lou. That would certainly explain the size. I agree with the wings looking too short although I still don't feel that the bill shape or size fits Herring. On balance I'll go with your suggestion and continue looking for another YLG suspect.
    Cheers, Paul

Similar Threads

  1. Winter Plumage?
    By bonnets in forum Beginner Bird Identification Q&A
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 3rd, 2011, 02:12 PM
  2. 1st winter YLG?
    By andy lawson in forum Advanced Bird Identification Q&A
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: November 7th, 2010, 01:47 PM
  3. Look after your Robin this winter
    By admin in forum Birding Headlines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 12th, 2009, 06:00 PM
  4. Winter Finches
    By john robinson in forum Backyard Birding
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: January 25th, 2008, 04:18 PM
  5. Winter Wonderland
    By MikesBirdingBlog in forum Birding Blogs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 30th, 2007, 11:46 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts