Pale 2cy Herring Gulls – 20140308

Examples of pale 1st-cycle, 2nd-calendar year Herring Gulls, believed to be Scandinavian Herring Gulls Larus argentatus argentatus, as seen at Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, 8 March 2014.

Influence of hybridisation with Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus is often suspected (Viking Gull) but cannot be sufficiently proven.

Bird #1

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. Pale Scandinavian Herring Gull (front) with European Herring Gull of same age (back).

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. With European Herring Gull of same age.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. With European Herring Gull of same age.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

Bird #2

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

Bird #3

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

Bird #4

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

8 March 2014, Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands.

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