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#1 jeffroscoe



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:52 AM

NW Washington, today.  Thanks.


Cackler, I'm pretty sure.  





Cackler, Canada & Mallard for size comparison.




Cackler and Canada.




This lone Snow Goose was chillin' with the geese above.  Never tried to call out a Juvy before, so want to make sure. 




What gull?  


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#2 IvoryBillHope


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 01:53 AM

Geese confirmed, gull looks like a Ring-billed.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:34 AM

My guess on the Gull is Herring Gull if I am seeing pinkish legs and the ring futher towards the end of the bill.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 02:44 AM

My guess on the Gull is Herring Gull if I am seeing pinkish legs and the ring futher towards the end of the bill.

Those are both true of Herring Gull, but young Ring-bills also have pink legs and a ring at the end of the bill. Based on the shortness and slenderness of the bill and scalloping on the underparts, I would agree with Ring-billed. California would probably show a longer bill, and I'm not sure they show this pattern as immatures.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:57 AM

That tiny bill and dainty structure has me wondering...... I think Mew should be considered.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 11:19 AM

The gull's a Ring-billed. California, Mew, and Herring would all be mottled underneath rather than scalloped, and on California and Herring the gray in the back usually comes in cleaner than this.

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