L. marinus, Great Black-backed Gull
An expanding species; a bird to be looked for in the West. Far more likely to be a vagrant in the interior than Western Gull. Both shots were taken at Hatteras in late December. The second one will be
a little quiz: what age?
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Note the classic wing pattern and, as usual, the dark eye.
Another quiz: what is the bird behind on the sand?
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