Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 01/30/2014


Photo taken on August 27, 2013


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Herring Gull?


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Juvenile Herring Gull?

Juvenile Herring Gull?
I'm really bad at Gull identification, but I think this might be a juvenile Herring Gull. Somehow, I just can't get "into" Gulls, though the young ones really can be quite attractive with all their brown markings. Taken at Pearce Estate on 27 August 2013.

No, I think I was wrong, and that this is in fact a juvenile Ring-billed Gull.

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Cats 99
Cats 99
I like his brown colouring - he posed very nicely for you. AND it's nice to see water and rocks and summery stuff! LOL!
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Hard to say Anne ... I think it is a 1st Winter Herring Gull ... many juvies of gulls look very similar at this stage ... you can see some the similarities to the Ring-billed Gull ... great capture and excellent feather details too ...

Herring Gulls

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Ring-billed Gulls

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Conclusion: Transition from Juvie to 1st Winter Herring Gull by the partial black colouration of the beak and head feather colours.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
What excellent detail! I too like the warm smooth rocks he's standing on.
3 years ago.