Wednesday, February 06, 2008

What is this gull?



This could be a quiz?

So what is this gull?

On the Thames this January.

The Black-headed Gulls are there for size comparison.
Paul its your turn!



Janice's Gull (she refers to in Comments)

8 comments:

Jan said...

Looks like a juvenile Herring Gull to me. http://www.qpcc.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/young-herring-gull.jpg

Jan said...

Sorry, meant to post this too - this is my photo of the one that took a chunk out of my face last summer, when we found it with hooks and fishing line almost cutting off its poor leg. http://bp0.blogger.com/_tpnPfqFKP2Q/RqeA7rB5p2I/AAAAAAAABRY/bPxKOFseaQU/s1600-h/101_1349.jpg

Anna said...

I'm rubbish at gulls!

I can do black-headed, great and lesser black backs if I can see the legs, herring... that's about it. Juves? No chance!

I I live in the middle of the country, that's my excuse!

Eagleseagles said...

Hi Jan

I cant see either of your links?


Anna
I have really only just started learning more about gulls!

I was doing it as a wind up for Paul
as we have been having conversations about me finding a Caspian. It was the nearest I could find to one to make him really look!
It worked he wondered but Jan you are correct!
Juv Herring Gull!

I'd like to see your photos Jan!
C

Jan said...

Copy and paste the url - it should work, I just tried. If not give me a shout on BBF - cant remember if I put about it on there or not now.

Jan said...

Yup, I did, it's on BBF - http://forum.biggonline.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=3892&highlight=herring+gull

If you cant get that link, just search Herring Gull under my name!

Eagleseagles said...

Finally found the link!

I shall post the photo Janice if you object I will remove it!

C

Jan said...

Nooo, that's fine, another one of my gems online. ;)