I've spent a long time looking through many books and also online, and I think I've nailed this particular gull down to be a juvenile first winter Herring Gull. I am more than willing to be shot down though. I never feel confident with these birds, but I am growing to appreciate them a lot more and dare I say it, enjoy watching them. It's great to scan a large group and pick one out that's slightly different and then try to decide what the devil it is.
Anyway, this bird was seen at New Brighton on the Wirral a few months back. Please advise if you believe this to be something completely different. I can handle the truth.
Juvenile first winter Herring Gull
Definitely a 1st winter Herring Gull AdamReplyDelete
Gorgeous and remarkable captures. Happy 2015. :)ReplyDelete
Your images are always so beautiful, clear and perfect! Happy New Year. (Love the play on words) Greetings, Jo (Tanzania)ReplyDelete
Wow, awesome flight shots.. I find id-ing gulls to be very difficult..looks like your are right on with your Herring Gull. Well done! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post..Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flight shots of the gull. Gulls are always a challenge to ID.ReplyDelete
gorgeous shots showing great feather detail!ReplyDelete
Fantastic flight images of the gulls. Have a wonderful weekend and a HAPPY NEW YEAR,ReplyDelete
Wow....cool in flight images. The Herring Gull is VERY large, and they are the only ones with pink feet/legs. At least that is what I have been told.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your link today!!
Gorgeous...looks like you were up in the sky with them!ReplyDelete
Striking shots. I love gulls, and love the challenge of ID'ing them (especially the immatures).ReplyDelete
Wow! These photos are stunning! Absolutely amazing!ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos! Have an awesome week!ReplyDelete
I'm positive that's a first winter Herring Gull Adam. Super in flight shots which show lots of plumage features.ReplyDelete