I spent the morning photographing Iceland Gulls at Chesil Cove and at Portland Harbour by the castle. I will post a selection of pictures here with comments re. plumages when they have been sorted.
|Iceland Gull near Portland Castle - 1st March 2014|
OK the photo above is of the Iceland Gull that frequented Portland Harbour today.
Below is a series of shots of the other Iceland Gull I photographed in Chesil Cove this morning. It remained there while the bird above was at the harbour by the castle. Notice that although the Cove bird appears to have an all dark bill, on close inspection it is actually paler at the base. The eye meanwhile is pale (and it looks, or seems like it has a red orbital ring!).