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    Default icelandic or ivory gull ?

    I spotted this gull of ramore head in county antrim ,by the time I got the camera it was about 50 metres away so the shot is cropped quite a bit ,any pointers would be much appreciated .
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    It is an Iceland Gull, presumably a 1st summer/secongd calender year bird.

    At this time of year some of them are very bleached and almost pure white.

    Ivory gull is smaller - more akin to Black headed in size - amongst other things.

    A good late Iceland gull record though.

    Martin

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