A couple of puzzles at the farmlands today:
Following Adriaens and Gibbins 2016, this adult Common Gull keys out as nominate L.c.canus with the diagnostic suite of features as follows 1) p9 without obvious white tongue-tip, 2) p5 with broken black band, 3) p7 with white tongue tip, 4) p8 with grey at base of outer web and 5) p9 mirror larger than black tip.
Still on the look out for a 'Russian Common Gull' L.c.heinei
(NB: Not sure I've measured angle accurately as haven't got a protractor and had to make one from printing one out and then trying to judge angle through paper and back light of computer- can anyone measure it more accurately?) .
Adriaens P & Gibbins C. 2016. Identification of the Larus canus complex. Dutch Birding 38:1-64
Constantine M, Hopper N. & The Sound Approach, 2012 Catching the Bug: Paradise Regained pp76-77.