In fresh breeding plumage, even a bird as common, some would say too common, as a Glaucous-winged Gull looks pretty spiffy with its pure white head. Not all have fully achieved perfect gullness, however.
At this point many still retain the winter look--recent victim of the cartoon exploding cigar.
Yesterday brough brilliant sunshine, and at various times you could look up and see a swirling cloud of hundreds of gulls thousands of feet high, the light gleaming off their bellies. It was enough to stop a street hockey game. We all gaped at the sky for a few minutes. "Some are going clockwise..." someone said, and another finished the observation, "and others are going counter-clockwise."