perishedoffits: birdingnorthamerica: Double-crested cormorant…

Saturday, August 29th, 2020



Double-crested cormorant and a lone juvenile gull, Franklin ME.

@lies, what is the difference between a juvenile and immature bird?

Juvenile is a more-specific term. It refers to the first plumage the young bird has when it’s first out on its own. Immature in the broad sense just means the not yet mature (adult) plumage. In a more narrow sense I see it used to refer to plumages that come after the juvenile plumage but before the adult plumage.

Gulls go through a whole fascinating sequence of plumage changes. The bird in this photo does indeed look like a juvenile. I’m guessing it might be a young Ring-billed Gull, though I’m not sure.

Fun fact: Although this photo was taken in Maine, if that is indeed a RBGU it’s a species we also have out where I live in California, and was one of the “Big Four” local species I talked about in our birdwatching group’s Zoom meeting this week:

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Monday, August 3rd, 2020


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hiimlesphotos: Non Breeding

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019


Non Breeding

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This first-cycle Ring-billed Gull (I think; immature gulls…

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

This first-cycle Ring-billed Gull (I think; immature gulls amirite?) is extremely proud of their new scapulars.

Carpinteria State Beach, 2018-10-31

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neaq: Fun Fact  A flock of seagulls can be called a colony,…

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018


Fun Fact 

A flock of seagulls can be called a colony, squabble, flotilla, scavenging, or gullery. A solo seagull on the Aquarium’s front plaza can be called a greeter. 

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