Glaucous-winged Gull
Larus glaucescens

f13 @ 1/1000s, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 300mm


"Glaucous-winged Gull," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has a white head, neck, breast, and belly, a white tail, and pearly-gray wings and back. The term glaucous describes its coloration. The ends of its wings are white-tipped. Its legs are pink and the beak is yellow with a red subterminal spot. The forehead is somewhat flat. During the winter, the head and nape appears dusky, and the subterminal spot becomes dark. Young birds are brown or gray with black beaks, and take four years to reach full plumage.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
06/29/2011