13th July 2016 Yellow-legged Gull no.3

Kris Gillam discovered this, the third michahellis, around midday today at Princes Park. I could’t resist a quick paparazzi style visit.  The small boating lake is proving productive as the national arrival continues. There are clearly a few features that mark this out as a different bird from the previous two.

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A nice shot showing off the limited pale inner webs on the inner primary feathers.

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Yellow leg no.3

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All three have had very obvious loner personalties, often opting to sit some distance from the main flock of Gulls

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Characteristic longish legs, especially above the knee.

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Showing off the classic dulux white upper tail and neat, almost black, terminal band with a few fractured bars above.

 

 

 

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