Juvenile Herring Gull, July 3, 2014

Juvenile Herring Gull

Herring Gull (click to see the larger version)

I had a juvenile Herring Gull at Montrose Beach today. This is the first juvenile Herring Gull I’ve seen this year. They usually start appearing in mid July so this is a little early. The bird’s primaries weren’t fully grown, giving it a chopped off look at the rear.