1cy Yellow-legged Gulls – 20130804

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gulls Larus michahellis are starting to appear in my local area now as well, with one observation yesterday and one today.

Bird #1

This one in full juvenile plumage showed up yesterday at the local fish market. It’s pretty rare to see them in our city center.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 3 August 2013.

Bird #2

This bird from today showed a few replaced feathers.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 August 2013.

1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 August 2013.

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