Friday, August 20, 2010
JUVENILE HERRING GULL, GREEN, MICHIGAN, AUGUST 19, 2010
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 at 300mm
1/500 sec. f11
For a little while I thought this specimen, boldly striding up the Lake Superior beach surprisingly close to my perch in front of our cabin, was some kind of shore bird I'd never encountered before. Then I consulted the Sibley bird book, whose detailed drawing of a herring gull in its speckled first year was a dead ringer for this one.