1cy Common Gull – 20130803

After 5 years of intensive gull watching, I had to wait until today to get my first ever sighting of a Common Gull in full juvenile plumage. Well worth the wait though, they are beautiful birds.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

Common Gull Larus canus in full juvenile plumage. Leiden, 3 August 2013.

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