Friday, 17 January 2014

European Herring Gull with an unusual dark eye on both sides

This European Herring Gull with very dark eyes was photographed December 6, 2013 on Aarhus Harbour. Several times I have noted an adult Herring Gull with a dark eye and subsequently noted the other eye was light, but in this individual both eyes were unusual dark and thus worth documenting.

While taking the pictures I came to think of the two blog posts about adult Vega Gull which were published by Chris Gibbins here and here, but besides eye color it was a rather ordinary Herring Gull.

Note the yellowish orbital ring.

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