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Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

First-winter, Staffordshire, February 2004


Great Black-backed Gull, 1W

A. R. Dean

First-winter Great Black-back has a strongly variegated pattern to the mantle, scapulars and coverts, a largely dark bill, and rather pale head, neck and underparts. Note also the plain and rather pointed primaries.

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