Herring Gull (1st winter)
Larus argentatus smithsonianus

f10 @ 1/320s, ISO:2500, Nikon D3S w 500mm and 1.7X teleconverter

"Herring Gull," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Young birds take four years to reach fully adult plumage. During this time they go through several plumage stages and can be very variable in appearance. First-winter birds are gray-brown with a dark tail, a brown rump with dark bars, dark outer primaries and pale inner primaries, dark eyes, and a dark bill, which usually develops a paler base through the winter.
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