Another episode of the Gull Show!

15 01 2009
IBird 1 (photo courtesy of Ron and Jean Bourque)

Bird 1 (photo courtesy of Ron and Jean Bourque)

 In keeping with my recent crusade to rehabilitate the reputation of gulls, let us spend another post on the subject of these worthy creatures. As they are perhaps the commonest of all beached birds found by seanetters, take a look at the two birds pictured here and try your hand at an i.d.

Bird 2 (photo by Dennis Minsky)

Bird 2 (photo courtesy of Dennis Minsky)


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15 01 2009
Beverly Skiles

I would say it is an immature herring gull

15 01 2009
Jenette

I have consulted my fabulous plastic coated Beached Birds Field Guide and here’s what I think: Bird A- Great Black-backed ? Bird B- Immature Herring ?

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