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@pelagicbirder @SeaWatchersUK Amazing! Look like sowerby’s to me. Nice one!

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@FatPaulScholes1 I’m trying hard to love gulls but they are so challenging! Give me a nice simple Ross’s Gull any day! Or an Ivory!

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@FatPaulScholes1 @Norf_Viz_Mig Thank you, much appreciated.

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Wow - 70 aquatic warblers and counting at a single ringing site in northern France! https://t.co/yQXWHxoqr9

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@FatPaulScholes1 have you heard Let It Be... Naked (it’s on Apple Music)? Long & Winding Road is amazing.

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@FrenchClaire64 Terrific googling!

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@pelagicbirder @FatPaulScholes1 @SeaWatchersUK Surfacing action looks typical for Sowerbys as does head/beak shape. Great pics!

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Whitburn, County Durham

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@FrenchClaire64 That’s my initial thought but the wingtip doesn’t look too good for that. What do you make of the all white tip to p10?

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@bonser_rich @FatPaulScholes1 @nialltkeogh @cork_birder Yes, true - that’s the other option.

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@jrmjones @bonser_rich @nialltkeogh @cork_birder any thoughts on this gull? I’m thinking YLG but not happy with the… https://t.co/sYyc4Plryw

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RT @JNCC_UKseabirds: A little something on our work with @CalMacFerries on the #Marineaware program, featuring a lovely picture of some sog…

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@angusbirdnews @scillybirder Seems to be a great year for them up here. I’ve seen at least 5 over the last week or so.

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@Norf_Viz_Mig Good job we can see the white underside on that primary!

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@FatPaulScholes1 @jrmjones @nialltkeogh @cork_birder Interesting bird - can’t work out the primaries exactly at P5/… https://t.co/SqFesxvCUh

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London, England

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@cork_birder Only 3 mainland records - 77, 88, and 2001. A few older records from Fair Isle and Shetland, but recently, very rare indeed.

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@saloplarus Thanks Tom - seems to be the consensus that it’s not YLG.

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@RyanIrvine79 Grid ref please

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@FatPaulScholes1 @PBOprof If only we ever had SE winds in August then we'd have enjoyed our share of those. #thingofthepast #SEinAugust

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Come on Norfolk...Just one (twitchable) please https://t.co/mVDz6EBDBh

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@FatPaulScholes1 Ha ha ha! Was trying to freak you out! What’s the verdict then?

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Scotland, United Kingdom

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@lucylocketlost I think it might be Hawthorn sheild Bug. It’s cool whatever it’s name is!

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@RossAhmed No idea I’m afraid - but it describes the 70 birds as ‘exceptional’.

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@FatPaulScholes1 It’s a bit old but this says 426 trapped in France in 2003 with peak around 13th https://t.co/km10yJjYqc

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South Shields

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@FatPaulScholes1 It's a crazy looking dude

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Aberdeenshire

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@FatPaulScholes1 You’ve forgotten the unique modern (yet referencing traditional) bottle design. Obvs also need to… https://t.co/GpuGuKlZcB

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Bucksburn

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@BirdingAndy @Norf_Viz_Mig Red-legged have grey on the unsderside of the primaries - it can be quite dark.

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@FatPaulScholes1 @Norf_Viz_Mig From complete ignorance - that must be significant, but how do?

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@FrenchClaire64 Verdict is: not a yellow-legged gull

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@bonser_rich @jrmjones @nialltkeogh @cork_birder Thanks - that’s what I was worried about. I have other wingtip sho… https://t.co/ZJryHgHT3a

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@TOConnorBirder I would say that @FatPaulScholes1 will back me up as he was there, but even he was sort of doubting it...

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RT @pelagicbirder: Beaked whales- notoriously difficult to ID to species but I think probably Sowerby's. 60 nm NNW of the Butt of Lewis at…

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