|First-Winter Caspian Gull - note that a few lesser and median coverts have already been replaced and also the pattern of the tertials|
I initially saw it distantly in the sand quarry and then later on it appeared at the A5 Lagoons. Digiscoped shots don't really do it justice, as it is a really smart looking young gull. It is in post juvenile moult at present, but by the time winter arrives it will be one of the really posh looking first-winters which really stand out in a crowd.
|First-Winter Caspian Gull - note the 'full nappy', which is typical of this species|
|First-Winter Caspian Gull - note the plain brown lesser and median coverts|