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Fowlsheugh Gull

Observed: 7th April 2013 By: neilblackneilblack’s reputation in Birdsneilblack’s reputation in Birdsneilblack’s reputation in Birds
Gull juvenile
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Large juvenile Gull, Herring Gull size but with different markings,this Gull also has a light blue back?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) interacts


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Second summer

The term juvenile is a little misleading, as this is a bird in its 3rd calendar year (an early second-summer bird). Admittedly, such terminology is used differently by different people, but juvenile is usually reserved for the first plumage after fledging. Herring Gulls have 4 age groups...1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and adult. Juvenile would be part of the 1st year age group, together with first winter and first summer.


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Yep, sorry Ian I used the term as in "not an adult" which was rather simplistic in hindsight.