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16 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

The first photo from left to right is : Herring/Lesser Black-backed, Ring-billed, Herring, Ring-billed. 

Second photo is certainly Ring-billed

Could you explain how you're identifying the gulls in the first photo? Most are gull sp. for me

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15 minutes ago, Hasan said:

Could you explain how you're identifying the gulls in the first photo? Most are gull sp. for me

Sure

From left to right:

Herring/Lesser Black-backed ID from size compared to the Ring-billed. 

Ring-billed Gull ID by size vs the Herring/ Lesser Black-backed and the mantle coloration. 

Herring ID by mantle coloration, much lighter than a Lesser Black-backed and darker than a Ring-billed, plus size and what appear to be pink legs. 

Ring-billed ID by mantle color and the mirrors on the wings. 

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