Juvenile Caspian Gull

Scary one- 25th August 2013

Steve Arlow sent these photos of a  juvenile Caspian Gull from last week in Essex, including shots of the distinctive long call posture. As Steve points out, this is still a rare plumage to see in the U.K. It’s rather unusually heavily marked over the under and upper tail coverts.

08-25-2013 Caspian Gull juvenile Pitsea Tip WEB 089

08-25-2013 Caspian Gull juvenile Pitsea Tip WEB 119

08-25-2013 Caspian Gull juvenile Pitsea Tip WEB 133

08-25-2013 Caspian Gull juvenile Pitsea Tip WEB 054

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4 Responses to Juvenile Caspian Gull

  1. Wonderful shots – especially the second one! RH

  2. petchary says:

    What a very fine bird!

  3. Col H says:

    Nice shots, but which race?

  4. Pingback: Tricky Juvenile Caspian Gull or hybrid? | Birding Frontiers

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