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 Post subject: Western Gull w/ spotted head?
PostPosted: Oct 07 9:39 pm 
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I keep seeing birds that look like this and I had been (mistakenly, I think) calling them Thayer's.

Is this a Western, or some sort of hybrid?

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This was at Boundary Bay a few weeks ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Western Gull w/ spotted head?
PostPosted: Oct 08 1:48 pm 
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I would say glaucous-winged/western hybrid.

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 Post subject: Re: Western Gull w/ spotted head?
PostPosted: Oct 09 9:42 am 
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rawalker wrote:
I would say glaucous-winged/western hybrid.


Thanks, I'll go with this.

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