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Friday, April 14, 2017

Re Ogden Gannets



Re the Ogden Gannets,Just received this e mail from Mick Cunningham who has kindly taken the time to go into the photos, poor as they are, and has come up with the following :-


Hate to say this but I think your gannets are gulls? The black on the under primaries should go all way to secondaries if they were gannets, also, I think I see hint of 'string of pearls' at primary tips ie white spots showing through.

I think the tails should be wedge-shaped. And, whilst I know it's hard from the photo, I think I see yellowy legs - not black as on Gannet. I think LBBs maybe dropping down at a bit of an angle so back end foreshortened and bills look long cos only seen from below?
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Many thanks once again to Mick whose knowledge of all aspects of ornithology is unbelievable. Though Mick has now migrated south and lives in the Oxford area he still remains a great part of West Yorkshire birding.
BS.

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