The first adult Lesser black backed of the year to arrive in fields by Rhos on Sea Golf course. It amazes me that you only have to travel east or south and you encounter birds in winter, but along this stretch of the coast, they don't usually arrive until the middle of February The bird asleep om the right is quite possibly a Scandinavian Herring Gull by the look of the darker shade mantle.
Two large Herring Gulls that are probably 'argentatus'. The shade of grey on the adult was certainly a tad darker than our local birds accompanying it, while the bird on the left was quite striking compared to the other non-adult birds. I presume it's a dark looking retarded second winter as quite a few grey feathers were on the mantle. Any opinions welcome though.