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This adult Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus ssp? was photographed January 23, 2008 near Dix, Oxon, England; it was exceptionally dark - slightly darker than nearby GBBGs; also note the extremely small white apical primary spots - much smaller than on the darkest nearby LBBGs:

In the image below I've cut the target bird and pasted it below the nearest GBBG in the same original image (see below), for comparison:

This is the uncropped image:

This photo was taken a short while later after a "shuffle of the deck" - I think it is the same bird. Allowing for the different standing angle affecting perceived tone, I feel it is at least as dark as the GBBG: