Barrie Gulls  - Page 5 on 2 and 3 January 2016

First cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull (centre) still in mostly juvenile plumage, between Herring Gulls. 2 January 2015


First cycle Glaucous Gull has all black tip to bill on 3 January 2016.


Kumlien's Gull eating a minnow. 3 January 2016. Next photo same gull showing wing molt.


This gull is undergoing an unusual primary molt. Left wing: outer primary (P10) is pointed, frayed and old and hasn't been renewed. P9 is still growing in. Right wing P10 and  P9 are also old, worn and pointed. Something caused the delay in the molt of these primaries.


Third winter Kumlien's Gull with darkish primaries. 2 January 2015


Second winter Thayer's Gull on 3 January 2016.


Adult Thayer's Gull in winter plumage on2 January 2016. Same individual.


First cycle Thayer's Gull still mostly in juvenile plumage. 2 January 2016


First winter Little Gull on 2 January 2016.


Bonaparte's Gull with hood on 2 January 2016, probably the same individual as earlier in December.


Barrie Gull Links

Barrie Gulls page 1. Six species of gulls in Barrie, Ontario on 15 November 2015 - Little, Lesser Black-backed, Great Black-backed, Bonaparte's, Herring and Ring-billed.


Barrie Gulls page 2. 9 - 12 December 2015: Little Gull


Barrie Gulls page 3. 9 - 12 December 2015: Thayer's, Lesser Black-backed, Herring, Great Black-backed Gull


Barrie Gulls page 4, 12-26 December 2015: Lesser Black-backed, Herring, Kumlien's and Bonaparte's Gull


Barrie Gulls P 6 on 8 January 2016 - a study with links to videos


Adult Kumlien's Gull missing lower part of leg. Minet's Point in Barrie on 26 December 2015


Thayer's Gull, adult in winter plumage at Heritage Park in Barrie on 17 & 18 Dec 2015


Adult Thayer's Gull in winter plumage in Barrie, Ontario, 28 December 2015 - 4 more photos