Thursday, April 9, 2009

More Costa del Este Gulls

Rafael Luck visited Costa del Este yesterday in search of vagrant gulls, and photographed these three big gulls with pink legs. We're calling these Herring Gulls based on size, leg color and underparts uniformity, but any differing opinions are, as always, more than welcome. The plumage on the one on the left in the first photo looks just as ragged as the one on the one in the second photo, so they may be the same bird. Compare with the happier, healthier one on the right.

2 comments:

randy moore said...

without some much more detailed photos, they look like pretty standard (though predictably ratty) 1st winter herring gulls to me.

darién said...

And that's what we're calling them until our sunstroken eyes start seeing Vega Gulls in them.

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