Thayer's Gulls Larus thayeri
Dec.27th 2008 Choshi Chiba Japan

8 thayer's Gulls were found among thousands of Vega Gulls in one day. This page shows 7 of them excluding a 4th winter that we failed to take photos.

Juv-1st winter.

Slaty-backed Gull (left), Thayer's Gull (right)


1st winter

3rd winter (right)

2nd winter

This was the largest bird on the day.

Juv-1st winter