Laughing GullL. atricilla
16th November 2002 Choshi Chiba Japan



The dark smudges on face appear richer compared to a Laughing Gull seen in Tokyo bay September 2002, but I feel it may change even during fall/winter. And some photos taken in Tokyo bay show similar face impression.


with a vegae/taimyrensis intergrade? and a Vega Gull. Note the complete primaries.


When I was scanning Vega Gulls on the seawall, I suddenly found this sleeping Laughing Gull,  at 3 pm.


with a Vega Gull.


Take off
About 15 minute later, It flew toward west.