It was a Ring-billed Gull, photographed in Lancashire in February 1991 by Malcolm Rains. Once again, all the leading competitors got the answer right, so Graham Catley, Roy Hargreaves, Hannu Jännes, Peter Lansdown, Pekka J. Nikander and Dave Nurney all move on to 17-in-a-row sequences, and Dr S. K. Armstrong to a run of 16 in a row. It is proving very difficult to fool these experts, one of whom

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