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#1 Journi

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:04 AM

photos taken last week in okc, ok

thinking a 1st winter/juvenile ring billed gull but just in case could you pros take a peek?

the legs and bill were very pale in color compared to the other ring billed gulls in the area and these had alot of brown color in the wings and tail feathers.....thanks again for taking a look! :)

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:09 AM

You got it.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:33 AM

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:53 PM

Yep, first winter -- in their juvenile plumage they'll be scaled on the back. The back and some of the undersides molt in the first fall, leaving them looking like this.




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