The*wing-tip patterns of gulls Sirs,--Some years ago I saw a young Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalusflyby in Pagham Harbour, Sussex. The view was brief, but I had been watching the species in Italy not long before, and recognised the wing-pattern: there was no doubt about it. I sent an account to the Rarities Committee, and was somewhat disgusted to have it first queried and then rejected. T...

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