Bird Watching – Pacific Gulls – Seaspray Beach (Victoria)

2/12/2014  While visiting Seaspray Beach to look for the Elephant Seal, we spotted some Pacific Gulls down on the beach. They are a very large gull, native to the coasts of Australia. There were juveniles, immatures and adult birds amongst the Silver Gulls.  They breed in this area and young birds are mottled-brown all over, and attain their adult plumage only gradually: by its fourth year, a young Pacific gull has usually become difficult to tell apart from an adult bird. On the Redcliffe Peninsula (home), only vagrants (a bird that strays far outside its expected breeding, wintering or migrating range) may be seen. I love the beak shape, it’s so different.

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