Whilst watching the dolphin on Friday I spent a bit of time looking at the handful of Herring Gulls in the area. They exhibited an interesting array of plumages and so much so that after a lot of heart searching I decided to make that rare move and having a post devoted to Herring Gulls. Enjoy.....
|the same two birds|
|Two separate 4cy (3rd winter birds) with bottom bird having a cleaner more adult like plumage. The lower bird was small and dainty (a bit Iceland Gull like) and therefore likely to be a female|
|three different adults showing quite different amounts of head streaking|
|2 of the above birds|
This Herring Gull was strikingly dark which is I believe party explained by it still being largely in juvenile plumage