With the same issue containing a 'Mystery photographs' text and photographs relating to Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus (Brit. Birds 83: 561-564, plates 302 & 303), was plate 306 a simple problem, or a trap? Clearly, quite a number of entrants thought the latter: Mediterranean Gull (59%) Grey Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius (16%) Black-headed Gull L. ridibundus (12%), with fewer votes ea

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