2nd June 2014 - Topsham
It's not showing a typical 1st summer plumage - according to the books - and shows no obvious signs of moult. There's still a few dark juvenile feathers on the crown and has no apparent dark necklace. The flight feathers - especially the outer primaries - are extremely worn and surely it should start to replace them soon.
There's been plenty of photos about over the last few days, here's a few sketches.
|Ross's Gull - Topsham 29th May 2014|
|Ross's Gull - Topsham 30th May 2014|
|Ross's Gull - Topsham 31st May 2014|
|Ross's Gull - Topsham 2nd June 2014|