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Tuesday, 21 October 2008

First AZOREAN GULL for Britain

This 2nd-winter AZOREAN YELLOW-LEGGED GULL has been present in fields in the Sennen and Trevorian areas of West Cornwall for over 6 weeks, ranging widely with Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls. It is a very distinct bird (showing many traits associated with immature North American Herring Gull) and its newly acquired feathers on the upperparts confirm its identification.
It represents the FIRST record for Britain and was initially identified by two of Britain's foremost gull 'fanatics'