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Alta

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Alta    129

Huguenot Memorial Park, this morning

Different birds are beginning to appear.  Is this picture just bleached out or....

Decided it is probably just a Ring-bill.  Wishful thinking.  :(

36391456271_781779ec36_z.jpg170812 hmp 034c by Alta Tanner, on Flickr

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Mike_56    719

Can somebody help please with identification of this gull ?Thank you.  (taken i N.Miami Fl.)

35722884473_5a81576ac8_z.jpgGull by Mike, on Flickr

 

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Mike_56    719
55 minutes ago, HamRHead said:

It may be a Sandwich Tern, but wait for more input.

Thank you. My research don found bird like this one.

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HamRHead    1072
8 hours ago, The Pumaman said:

Looks like a Laughing Gull to me.

 

51 minutes ago, psweet said:

The second one is indeed a Laughing Gull.

Thanks. If I hadn't been so fixated on the bill (doesn't the tip look yellow?) I might have noticed a very gull-like body, although I personally could not have called it for species. :)

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psweet    7795

I'm not sure I see your point, Mike. Laughing Gulls only show the red bill when they're in breeding condition. The white tail is typical of adult Laughing Gulls (and most of our adult gulls). In this case, the structure and the lack of any white in the wingtips says Laughing Gull, which is the expected gull for that area.

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Mike_56    719
44 minutes ago, psweet said:

I'm not sure I see your point, Mike. Laughing Gulls only show the red bill when they're in breeding condition. The white tail is typical of adult Laughing Gulls (and most of our adult gulls). In this case, the structure and the lack of any white in the wingtips says Laughing Gull, which is the expected gull for that area.

Thanks ,I like you explanation -its  Laughing Gull.

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