Simon Edwards and I are seeking opinion on this gull which Simon photographed in The Gambia in November 2007;
The bird wasn't identified to species at the scene and only two images exist. It appears to be a 2cy bird with a fairly distinct tail pattern that could match Laughing Gull or Audouin's Gull - but which one? There may be enough information within the two images for our gull experts to nail the identification.
The question is worth exploring as Laughing Gull, whilst not unprecedented in The Gambia, would be a very good record.
Thanks in advance for any help with this one,