Photo of the Week – Fence-Sitting

Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gull
Immature Glaucous-winged Gull
Larus glaucescens, Laridae
Blackie Spit, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6
February 15, 2015

Here we have what I think is a 2nd winter immature Glaucous-winged Gull. Most large gulls go through several plumages in the 4 years it takes for them to reach maturity. As one can imagine when we consider multiple species with multiple plumages gull identification can become tricky fast.

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