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Anyone recognise this bird

Postby fincalospinos » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:54 pm

Try again, does anyone recognise this sea bird ?

https://postimg.cc/image/vj2hqkebv/ ( copy, paste and search )

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby fincalospinos » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:16 am

Hardworking resident !!

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby Gasman » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:23 am

Not seen a gull with that kind of pink colouring - sorry

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby El Cid » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:32 am

It could be an ordinary gull on a particular diet.

http://www.anythinglarus.com/2012/03/pi ... gulls.html

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby costakid » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:24 pm

It may have eaten a blood orange.

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby pensure1988 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:27 am

As far as the gull, if it’s not a really bad photo where the colours are way off, it could be a gull that is common here as there have been reports of some gulls having a temporary pinkish coloration, probably caused by the food chain or secretions from their glands at certain times. But this info is very limited and could be untrue. Would have helped if the photo had been better

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby maureenscot » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:49 pm

OH thinks it is a foreign gull which is off course and shouldnt be there

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby costakid » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:31 pm

pensure1988 wrote:As far as the gull, if it’s not a really bad photo where the colours are way off, it could be a gull that is common here as there have been reports of some gulls having a temporary pinkish coloration, probably caused by the food chain or secretions from their glands at certain times. But this info is very limited and could be untrue. Would have helped if the photo had been better



your having a laugh, its a good photo considering it was probably taken on a telephone. We are not all David Bailey and walk around with a 2000 euro camera on the beach.

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby maureenscot » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:27 pm

hahaha. Photo is fine

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Re: Anyone recognise this bird

Postby fincalospinos » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 am

Thanks for the replies everyone, nothing conclusive, but I would go with the diet / secretions theory. Particularly as I saw another one this morning with very pink head and wing feathers, however as it was flying away from me I couldn't see if it had the bluey green colour on its underside like the original bird.
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