American Herring Gull Larus
Feb. 28th 2009 Choshi
This is the only American Herring
Gull I saw on the day. This taxon seems to be more
uncommon than Thayer's Gull here.
the pale lemmon yellow iris and yellow orbital ring.
Note the paler mantle compared to the
2nd winter Vega Gull.
Herring Gull rasing its wings among Vega