After recent debate about the possible Glaucous-winged Gull in Cromane, County Kerry, I was asked to put up a few shots of first-year birds that I photographed on Vancouver Island in September 2010. Attached are a few shots that I had to hand. Notice the strong bulk and structure of all the birds below. The Kerry bird lacked this strong shape and large shape of GWG's. Any comments?
Glaucous-winged Gulls, Vancouver © John N Murphy