Odd gull at Exeter Quay

No idea - have been through every species, none match. Too far away to photo on my phone, so no pic unfortunately.

In with herring gulls at Trew's Weir flood relief channel. Same size/build & body plumage as adult winter herring gull, but head nothing like it.

Black bill, small black eye, white head with winter grey specks on nape. Best way to describe is body of adult winter herring gull, head of slender-billed gull, but not as pointy.

Any ideas? Possibly some sort of hybrid gull?

Posted January 5th, 2013 at 4:07 pm by Alfie Pugh in Bird News