What sort of gull is this please?

We also saw this large gull in the centre of Astbury Mere, Cheshire this morning- he was making friends with a much smaller coot!- Can anyone confirm the name of the gull please.

  • Hello Caroline, I am no expert at all but I would say a Great Black Backed Gull.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • I would have to opt for a Herring gull.
    It certainly isn't dark enough for a Great Black Back, and looks a bit lighter than a Lesser Black Back. Shame you can't see the leg colours as the Lesser Black back has yellow legs.

    Richard G B

  • Lesser black backed gull.