1. European Herring Gull Larus argentatus argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  Note the extensive replacement of mantle and scapular feathers.  EHGU_01

2. European Herring Gull L. a. argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  Same individual as above.  Note the well defined tail band.  EHGU_02

3. European Herring Gull L. a. argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  A different, daintier individual.  Note the neat dark chevrons on the first-basic scapulars.  EHGU_03

4. European Herring Gull L. a. argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  A third individual, again showing extensive replacement of mantle and scapular feathers.  EHGU_04

5. European Herring Gull L. a. argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  Same individual as in 4 above.  Note the extensive pale panel on the inner primaries.  EHGU_05

6. European Herring Gull L. a. argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  A fourth individual.  Note the two generations of scapulars.  EHGU_06

7. European Herring Gull L. a. argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  Same individual as in 6 above.  EHGU_07

8. European Herring Gull L. a. argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  Fifth individual.  Note the barred under-tail coverts and the spotted ventral area.  EHGU_08

9. European Herring Gull L. a. argenteus, first-year, Cardiff, Wales, December 23, 2003.  Same individual as in 8 above.  Again showing extensive replacement of mantle and scapulars.  EHGU_09

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