08 August 2014

Juvenile Laughing Gull: Annapolis, Maryland

It's early August and the East Coast is teeming with juvenile gulls. Here's a Laugher that I got pretty decent shots of the other day.

Laughing Gull (juvenile). Annapolis, Maryland; 05 August 2014.
This plumage is incredibly stunning, but moreso when the open wing and fanned out tail are seen together:

Same individual above.
Soon these plumages begin to mature and, well, you know how it goes...