1cy Yellow-legged Gull – 20130824

Striking first-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis, already my 7th individual for Leiden this year.

Going by the white head and the wear on the tertials and greater coverts it seems to have been around for a while. However, few feathers have been replaced yet.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

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First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull with first-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull with first-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

Some creative shots:

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull with first-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull or Herring Gull in the background. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull with first-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull or Herring Gull in the background. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 24 August 2013.

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