Going to the Gulls

This gallery contains 4 photos. The first time I’ve seen a Mew Gull (upper bird)–cleaning the salt from its feathers in the freshwater that’s flowing in to the mudflats. Its short, thin yellow beak (which lacks spots and rings) and small head make it look more like a dove than a gull.

Mew-Gull

Here’s a flyby that didn’t turn out too badly. Except for the faint ring that covers the top and bottom of its bill, this ring-billed gull looks almost monochromatic.

Seagull-in-Flight

The gull on the left with the red dot and black ring is a non-breeding California gull, surrounded by two juveniles and another non-breeding gull that I can’t identify.

A-Quartet-of-Seagulls

Four really is a crowd: an unidentifiable gull crashes a party of three, consisting of one Mew Gull (left) and two non-breeding Ring-Billed Gulls.

A-Party-Crasher

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