1st winter
Vega Gu
lls Larus vegae
February 18th 2006 Choshi Chiba Japan


















The darkish gray new scapulars, dark outer greater coverts and mottled belly may suggest 'taimyrensis'.



Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus
for comparison



Note the brownish, shortish primaries and worn tertials and coverts.