Journi

gull id?

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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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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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