March 1968 – vol. 61, issue 3–143 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... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.