Glaucous Gull L.hyperboreus
28th January 2002 Choshi Chiba Japan


A typical adult winter Glaucous Gull. 

 
 
Note the large bill and small eyes. The orbital rings are yellowish. A Vega-sized Glaucous Gull, female or barrovianus?
The eyes are relatively large compared to larger birds, and the orbital rings are reddish. The bill is still longer than that of Iceland Gull.


The same Glaucous Gull as upper right photo and a 2nd winter hybrid.



 3rd? winter. A little larger than average Vega Gulls.

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