I took this photograph at Hemenway Landing is Eastham on Cape Cod. I had no idea what kind of seagull it was. I got home and looked and looked but came up with nothing.
So, I went to see Mike, the owner of The Bird Watcher’s General Store in Orleans, and after researching it himself concluded that it was a Laughing Gull molting its feathers. Thanks goodness that Mike is around when we get really stuck!
It just looked so weird to me, almost as if it someone had put a seagull costume on it. It just didn’t look like the body fit its head.
What do you think?