Once again these images were taken on the shores of Strangford Lough. CLICK HERE and HERE if you missed the information and photographs on that.
Today, I am showing you the difference between the Common gull (1st shot) and the Herring gull (last shot).The middle shot has both gulls in it. People sometimes struggle with seeing the differences and when they are all together that is true. The CG has a much smaller build (16–18 in) long and beak and has NO red of the beak but has a red eye. His legs are pale greenish/yellow.
On the other hand, the HG is much larger (24–26 in) long. The bill is yellow with a red spot and there is a ring of bare yellow skin around the pale eye. The legs are normally pink at all ages. You can see that their back plumage is quite similar.
There are other differences of course, however i think I have given you enough information for you to be able to ID these gulls apart.
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