What’s In The Wind?

Robbie Prieto, a young student birder, sent along photos of two gulls taken on the same day, at about the same time, on the same seawall and calls attention to the differences:

“We saw two banded gulls on Monday, January 11 at Bicentennial Park in Hampton, NH – 56C was really blowing in the wind – sending along 2 photos showing lots of blown and ruffled feathers 🙂

V34 was standing nearby on the same seawall, but as the photo shows, for some reason this bird didn’t seem to be blowing around!”

Notice also the plumage differences between 56C (banded as a chick July 19, 2014) now a ‘second winter’ gull and V34 (banded as a chick July 19, 2012) and now a ‘young adult’ gull.

Slide 56CSlide V34

 

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