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Hi all,

Found a massive flock of gulls today, picked out a few Greater and Lesser black backed gulls, but there were a few in there that kinda stumped me, mostly juveniles etc. 

Thanks in advance for any help!

#1 Are these dark gulls lesser black backed, with one greater black backed in the last pic?


#2 Probably not idable, but any thoughts on these gulls? They didn't appear to have any black on what was visible of their  wings. Unfortunatly one didn't raise its head, and the other is a really long distance shot. DSCN9911.thumb.JPG.e98ede8c04ed5fae5a99f2189cbc436f.JPGRSCN9227.thumb.JPG.5391b5346fb823e20d3de1b7f5f22d79.JPGRSCN9953.JPG.8e29fbf993b3a69a383e708bc5b061ac.JPG

And just for kicks, anybody notice anything besides the usual herring an ring billed gulls in these pics? 1441860598_ScreenShot2020-01-14at3_46_58PM.thumb.png.57aacc18eb3a58d12b47839fd45e0247.png

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Lots of Herring, a few Ring-billed Gulls. As you mention, there are a couple Lesser Black-backed Gulls in there, and a young Great Black-backed Gull in the 4th photo. The bird visible with its head tucked in the 5th and 8th photos, and in the middle of the (cropped) 7th photo, appears to me to be a Glaucous Gull due to its overall paleness and it seems larger than nearby Herring Gulls. Nothing else is sticking out to me as different.

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Thanks alot for the assistance, it helps alot! Yeah, I was thinking Glaucous gull mainy because there's not much in my area that would be so pale and that size at the same time. 

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