California Gulls in San Diego – 201404

A selection of sub-adult California Gulls Larus californicus, seen during my trip to San Diego, California, USA, last week. The 2nd-calendar year individuals looked especially scruffy and in need of a new plumage.

All photos were taken between 13 April and 17 April.

4th-calendar year type

Bird #1

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Bird #2

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3rd-calendar year type

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2nd-calendar years

Bird #1

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Bird #2

With 2nd-calendar year Western Gull.

With 2nd-calendar year Western Gull.

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Bird #3

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Bird #4

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