Saturday, 11 February 2012

Yellow-legged Gull (larus michahellis) - Rainton Meadows DWT - April 2011

A couple of an adult Yellow-legged Gull (larus michahellis) taken at Rainton Meadows DWT in Durham, bird showing how variable mantle shade can be. However nice primary pattern and custard yellow legs, spot on for typical Yellow-legged Gull.

 (Yellow-legged Gull - © John Bridges)
Broad black band on P5 typical of Yellow-legged Gull, also custard yellow legs can just be seen here.

(Yellow-legged Gull - © John Bridges)
Yellow-legged Gull mantle shade can vary depending upon lighting conditions and difference between individuals, however this bird is fairly typical in having a dark mantled appearance. Compare here with Herring Gull (larus argenteus).

John Bridges has kindly granted me permission to use any of his Gull photos for this blog, so expect to see many more fantastic images taken by John on here. John's website can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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