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Friday, 22 June 2012

Yellow-legged and 'Intermedius'-type gulls

Yellow-legged Gull, Carrahane, 20th June (Photo: David O'Connor).

Probable 'Intermedius'-type Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black Rock, 20th June (Photo: David O'Connor). This form of Lesser Black-backed Gull occurs along southern coasts of the North Sea (including Britain), though identification can be complicated by gradations between two other forms, fuscus and graellsii. If this bird proves to be intermedius, it would be only the second record for Co. Kerry.