Yesterday I went birding with my friend. Unfortunately my cold got worse and now I can't speak! Gull watching is so difficult but interesting. This time I realize the identification of Larus smithsonianus. Taimyr Gulls was observed in Chiba. Characteristic red spot of bill is large. Many Vega Gull fell out P10 but typically Taimyr Gulls molt progression is slow, and yesterday 2 individuals fell out P8. This individual also fell out P8.
Strange behavior of two individual and I couldn't understand what happened. From pic, I understood what happened and two individuals were coupled with a lure. Not only angler, We have to keep in mind consideration for the environment.