Friday, 14 August 2015

14th August 2015 Newhaven

Yellow-legged Gull 2 juvenile & first-winter

Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at Newhaven
a huge individual sporting the odd new scapular

First-winter Yellow-legged Gull with juvenile Herring Gull
note the apparent ventral bulge being an oft-quoted character of Caspian Gull but also sometimes shown by Yellow-legged Gull

First-winter Yellow-legged Gull at Newhaven
sporting what appeared a near-complete set of second-generation buff-coloured scapulars complete with dark anchors and basal crossbars time to call this a first-winter rather than juvenile...