This seagull is sitting patiently on a rock near Portmagee, Ireland, on the route out to the Skellig Islands. However, until I pulled up this picture to post it, I had never noticed the bird right below the seagull. Does anyone know what it is?

UPDATE: And the answer is … a baby gull! This is either a herring gull or a ring-billed gull along with a juvenile gull of the same species. The juvenile is showing the usual brown markings of a first-year gull. Probably an offspring of the adult hoping for a handout.

September 18, 2017 — Portmagee, Ireland

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