on the 30/8 in Maagan Michael israel i saw and photoed the attached Gull
i have no idea what can it be
this is a large pink legged gull
bill is massive up to marinus
back is somewhere in the scale of armenicus
head stipes are very winter heuglini
eye is dark
the wing and tail feathers are showing Adult bird
black on upper bill and on gony spot may advise it is a 4th/ 5th CY bird so perhaps this is the reason for pinkish leggs
Primaries show P1-P3 new, P6-P10 old which does not quolify for a heuglini in end august at all
P5 (growing) shows black, P4 missing
P10 shows a white spot, P9 does not but they are old and worn
do you have an idea ?
michahellis X heuglini ?
argentatus X heuglini ?
Vega x taimyrensis ?
what else ? vega ?
just strange heuglini ?