Azorean Gulls ~ Larus michahellis atlantis all photographed on Sao Miguel in the last week in November, main sites where Ribeira Grande, Caloura and Lagao de porto ..
The following images are all 2nd winter birds ..
Smaller, shorter legged still with some of the shin-pads remaining and most have pale iris, grey saddle to varying degrees and lesser & median coverts replaced sporadically.
Dark tail-bar with most having a white rump ..
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Azorean Gulls ~ 2nd. W