10 October 2016

Juvenile Lesser - Little Pretty

I'm up to my 5th juvenile LBBG so far this season. This one really hit the mark with stunning outer tail feathers showing spectacular barring:

New Buffalo, Michigan. 07 October 2016.

The breast often looks more coarsely marked than American Herring.

Head/neck streaking finer and less marked than in American Herring counterparts. The undertail is with a white base and a neater pattern. The vent area has significantly less markings than American Herring.

Comparisons, now, with an American Herring Gull: