|This was an adult bird with a white head, a little bit of neck streaking, and an all white tail. The mantle color was clearly a couple shades darker than nearby Herring Gulls but also significantly lighter than nearby Lesser Black-backed Gulls.|
|While not visible here, the underwingtip showed a relatively small amount of black (whereas Yellow-legged Gulls L. michahellis generally show quite a bit of black there). We did observe a large white "window" in P-10 and a small dot in P-9, and Brian Patteson has a great photo of this.|
|The legs were dull golden "school bus yellow" colored, not bright yellow but clearly not pink like the nearby Herrings.|
|Wish that Herring Gull hadn't decided to scratch its head at that moment . . .|
|The iris was yellow and the orbital ring was reddish.|
Brian Patteson and George Armistad also got photos of this bird that hopefully they'll be able to get online as well.
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