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Herring Gull. It's a tough one to explain, but I usually find Herring dirtier and smudgier, and Lesser Black-backed cleaner. If you see it fly, LBBGs have a much more contrasting white rump as well. Head profile is a good one too, Herring is much blockier in general then LBBG.

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37 minutes ago, thelodger14 said:

Lesser BBG has yellow legs and feet, Herring Gull has pink legs and feet as appears in photo.

Young Lesser Black-backs have pink legs and feet, as do many other young gulls.

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41 minutes ago, thelodger14 said:

Lesser BBG has yellow legs and feet, Herring Gull has pink legs and feet as appears in photo.

Not in this plumage. Adults have yellow legs. This is a first-cycle bird.

Edit- The Bird Nuts beat me to it.

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