Now! Juvenile Caspian + Yellow-legged Gulls

In Britain + NW Europe

by MG and Steve Arlow

Compare and contrast. Steve’s pics were taken in Essex, UK, 2 days ago (12th August 2012). Finding and seeing a full juvenile Caspian Gull is still  a rare treat in the U.K. This was one of 2 at the site.

And to compare 2 different juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls. Both of these have started to moult in new ‘1st winter’ scapulars. There are more of both in this plumage to be found!

Juvenile Caspian Gull

(2 photos below)

Juvenile- 1st winter Yellow-legged Gulls

(2 photos below)

all photos taken 12th August 2012, Essex, UK by Steve Arlow:  birders’ playground


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