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Hi top one is Reed Bottom is Marsh- slightly yellow tinge to bill base, legs and feet and no warm rufous on rump
Personally I think they have a less 'mean' expression- possibly less contrasty face pattern- often a grey cast on crown or nape S
In reply to seymouraves:
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to Seaman:
Wendy S said:I use a similar expression ref Greater and Lesser Black Backed Gulls.
I find these much easier to tell apart than many warblers ....... except for the youngsters!
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
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