Saturday, 14 January 2012

1st winter Herring

Today at dafundo, a nice surprise, the same 1 st winter Herring Larus argentatus that I had spotted in the beginning of the week. Apart from the odd bill, this is a beautifull, and heavy gull...with pink bubble-gum colored legs!!!!

I guess it could be ssp. argentatus judging by primary pattern. Or hybrid origin? hypergentatus???

Milk&Chocolate brown belly and uniform breast along with much white on head resembles vaguely a pale smith!!!

Tail band was complete, as far as I could see.