breeding adult; pink legs, red dot on bill (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-26)

Herring Gull
Larus argentatus

Native Range: North America, Middle America, and Eurasia

Notes: a large gull that shows much geographic variation and sometimes hybridizes with various other gull species.

breeding adult; note pale yellow iris (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-26)

adult in nonbreeding plumage; gray on nape (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-26)

adult posing (Finland; 2008-09-11)

plain grey mantle; black-and-white wingtips (Finland; 2008-09-11)

adult in flight (Finland; 2008-09-11)

juvenile in first-winter plumage (Finland; 2008-09-11)

first winter plumage; speckled brown (Florida, USA; 1008-01-01)

juvenile; mostly speckled brownish (Michigan; 2008-29-10)

second-year bird (Finland; 2008-09-11)

head and bill of nonbreeding adult (Michigan, USA; 2006-08-26)