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I saw this gull yesterday at Palo Alto Baylands, CA.  Location and time of year strongly suggest California Gull, but the pale eye, dark bill and bill shape have me totally confused.  Thanks for your help.

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I'll second Creeker on the leg and bill color. The pale eyes, long wings, and minimal tertial and scapular crescents suggest Ring-billed to me.

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I considered Ring-billed, too, but the bill looks to large and also appears to be the wrong shape.  Agree that the bill is probably covered in mud, thus the dark color.

 

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