Crazy day today. I took 388 photos of gulls at the Bill, and there weren't that many of them about! Barmy really but who cares.
I will be posting a decent selection of juvenile Yellow-legged Gull images taken this morning under this post (adding from time to time) and making comments, sensible and otherwise, on each.
|Pretending to be a Sea Eagle - juvenile Larus michahellis, Portland Bill, today.|
|no primary or secondary moult yet as this bird is only a few months old|
|rather Herring Gull - like 'piano key' greater coverts on this bird|
|'Show us yer tertials': dark centred with narrow white borders|
|a clear view of the juvenile lower scapulars and the narrow pale-edged tertials|
|the darker, outer greater coverts are more obvious here - see also top flight shot|
|striking dark tail band contrasts with white tail base and upper-tail coverts|
|Both are juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls, Larus michahellis|