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Hello all,

I watched a dainty gull, on its own, at the right-hand side of the road in to Garcia Farms, picking away at a fresh swan (I think) carcass. (I didn't get out to check if it was a swan).

None of the features I picked out matched anything I could for certain attribute to any particular gull. Maybe a first winter mew gull? (Because it swallowed a feather!) But it was all alone and had finer features, I thought.
With small beak, faded pink feet and a smudgy black eye-ring, and beautiful tail feathers!

I have uploaded a series of 11 shots to flickr and would be grateful for points of reference that ID this bird.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wattsanit ... 6972083321

Thank You!

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