Another gull question (still getting to grips with them), which one is this?
Thanks in advance!
Hi Matthew. It looks like a second year Herring Gull to me.
On second review, I think it may be a leucistic Herring Gull - but, again, still getting to grips with them so I'm not 100%.
It's not leucistic - herring gulls going into their second year are quite pale. I love seeing the immature birds as their feathers are so beautifully patterned.
Thanks for clearing that up, both. Still plenty to learn evidently!