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This gull was at the Elliot Landfill, Corpus Christi, Texas on December 28 2004: juvs with this general bright pattern are scarce but regular in Dec/Jan in Texas (I'd love to know where they come from...); what makes this one exceptional is that the white tertial fringes extend all the way to the bases, the tail has lots of subdued whitish squiggles in the bases of almost all the retrices, plus there's some white notching laterally near the tip of a couple of retrices, and the white-dark-white bar of the inner greater secondary coverts does not peter out as it extends outwards, but instead continues to the very outermost coverts: