Hi everyone, i was at staunton harold resevoir in leicestershire today and whilst looking through the gulls i picked this one out. I have only ever seen a 1st winter caspian, and not got anywhere near the experience i would like with other plumages. I'm pretty shore though this one is a Caspian, but obviously i need your help with this one! It came across as a very "smart" looking gull, beautiful clean white head, not a mark on it. Totally different to any other herring and yellow legged types I have seen.
Also there was a black band/mark on both upper and lower mandibles.
I appologise for the quality of the pics, these were digiscoped and handheld at a high magnification (32x or 50x eyepiece plus fuji f40) Looking forward to the answer for this one
So hear are the pics...