I confess that I don't know my Gulls very well, I wouldn't know if a Glaucous Gull came and pinched my cornish pasty from my hand!
However I did see a pair of Great Black-Backed Gulls at Baiter the other morning, I only know because I had my handy pocket bird guide with me. I'm not sure if they are common or not but I was pleased because I have never identified one before. They were stunning to look at and I'm chuffed to have seen them even if they are as common as muck!
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