White-eyed Gull (L. leucophthalmus) & Sooty Gull (L. hemprichii)

(last update: 24-1-2014)

Avi Meir (Israel)
Mars Muusse (the Netherlands)

White-eyed Gull L. leucophthalmus 3CY (second winter), March 15 2008, Eilat, Israel. Picture: Avi Meir.

Could be an adult bird, showing a whole white tail. However, despite the lack of dark markings in the tail, there are a few points that better fit 3CY birds by mid March: the largely blackish bill, straw yellow legs, and dull grey extensively streaked head.