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)



Adult



1st winter



3rd winter (right)



2nd winter





Adult
This was the largest bird on the day.




Juv-1st winter