Silver Gull head-markings [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

To: Tom Tarrant <>
Subject: Silver Gull head-markings [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
From: "Perkins, Harvey" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:44:30 +0000
Hi Tom

There are a few photos of juvenile - immature Silver Gulls from Heron Island on 
my blog as well, at 



Dr Harvey Perkins
CRC Programme Liaison Officer
Phone +61 2 6213 7472

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of Tim 
Sent: Monday, 17 November 2014 10:31 AM
To: Tom Tarrant; 
Subject: Silver Gull head-markings

Hi Tom,

Here's an image of one: see

Also, I saw you at James M's talk, and I meant to say hello - I don't think 
we've had a chance to chat. I was half thinking I'd see you at Lake Tutchewop 
on Sunday. I ticked the bird Saturday evening. On Sunday morning I went birding 
around Goschen and Tresco, and then briefly went back to Lake Tutchewop, where 
I'd heard you'd seen the bird (well done). Must catch up for some birding 
sometime. Any targets?

Cheers mate,

From: Birding-Aus  on behalf of Tom 
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2014 8:31 AM
Subject: Silver Gull head-markings

Wonder if anyone can help? At the weekend I went to Lake Tuchewop in Victoria 
to look for the Long-billed Dowitcher and arrived at the southern end of the 
lake on Saturday evening just before it got dark. Whilst searching for the 
wader I noticed an immature gull with a classic non-breeding head-pattern as a 
Black-headed Gull, (two small dark-patches) however the other birders present 
assured me that it was just a juvenile Silver Gull (....and it probably was!) I 
then realised that I've hardly bothered to look at juvenile Silver Gulls and 
never seen this feature in the past. Does anyone have imagery (or know of some 
web-links) of juvenile Silver Gull which show head-markings? All the ones that 
I've checked so far don't show any.

Any assistance gratefully received,




Hawthorn East 3123
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