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 Post subject: First-year Western gull?
PostPosted: Jan 06 12:06 am 
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Looking at the size, the colour of the bill, and the brownish light coloured wings and body, it seems to fit best with a first-year Western gull looking at my Peterson's guide 4th Edition page 183.

Does this sound right?

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 Post subject: Re: First-year Western gull?
PostPosted: Jan 06 10:56 pm 
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The photo is a bit washed out, but I would expect western gull to be darker... that being said, there are many GWGUxWEGU around, so it becomes a constant ID challenge... I am no gull expect though.

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