Thursday, 24 July 2014
Another Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
A visit to Shawell A5 Lagoons tonight produced another juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. This one was different to the one I wrote about in my last post - there are differences in the pattern on the greater coverts. Again the same features are present: whitish head contrasting with its back and wings, a dark mask around the eyes, heavy all black bill and dark white edged tertials. Many of the Lesser Black-backed Gull juveniles are still begging food from the adults and are obviously browner headed and have smaller bills.