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This dark-eyed adult smithsonianus Herring Gull was photographed at Corpus Christi Landfill on Feb 17, 1999 by Martin Reid. It was a smallish bird inviting thoughts of thayeri, but in flight the wing pattern looked typical for HEGU; through a telescope the eye color was seen to be a dark amber (like that on some dark-eyed B2 RBGUs):