1st winter Vega Gull L. vegae
February 5th 2002 Choshi Chiba Japan



 

 
 
 
Another somewhat soft-marked individual. The others are Slaty-backed Gulls



1st winter Slaty-backed Gull L. schistisagus
February 5th 2002 Choshi Chiba Japan


A worn, pale individual, close to 1st summer. Note the uneven, patched colorations.

 
 
A fresher, pretty dark individual in the center. But the primaries looked grey-browner than this photo, in the field.