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Kathytaylor

variety of gulls(I think) SC Aug. 2014

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I'll take a stab at IDing these (I'm still working on my gull ID skills)...

1. Ring-billed Gull with Willets

2. Ruddy Turnstone behind Ring-billed Gulls and Laughing Gulls on the left, young Herring and Laughing Gull on the right

3. Laughing and Herring

4. More Laughing, a Herring, and Ring-billed with a Ruddy Turnstone in the upper right

 

Let's see how I did....

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5 hours ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I'll take a stab at IDing these (I'm still working on my gull ID skills)...

1. Ring-billed Gull with Willets

2. Ruddy Turnstone behind Ring-billed Gulls and Laughing Gulls on the left, young Herring and Laughing Gull on the right

3. Laughing and Herring

4. More Laughing, a Herring, and Ring-billed with a Ruddy Turnstone in the upper right

 

Let's see how I did....

Agreed except I'm not seeing a Ring-billed in the last photo.  The adult in the upper right hand corner looks like a Laughing to me.

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34 minutes ago, akiley said:

Agreed except I'm not seeing a Ring-billed in the last photo.  The adult in the upper right hand corner looks like a Laughing to me.

Oh, whoops.  Thanks for the correction.

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1 hour ago, Kathytaylor said:

Thanks so much for the help. I'm wondering why the one herring gull looks so much larger than the others.

I'm bad with gulls, but which of the Herring Gulls looks larger than the other 2?

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5 hours ago, Kathytaylor said:

Thanks so much for the help. I'm wondering why the one herring gull looks so much larger than the others.

Yikes. Maybe I'm seeing them wrong. In the bottom photo I'm thinking the whiter gulls are laughing,  and the spotted ones are herring (but I could be very wrong). I'm seeing the one in the very center of the photo looks much larger (in fact he was the reason I took the photo in the first place) 

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23 minutes ago, Kathytaylor said:

Yikes. Maybe I'm seeing them wrong. In the bottom photo I'm thinking the whiter gulls are laughing,  and the spotted ones are herring (but I could be very wrong). I'm seeing the one in the very center of the photo looks much larger (in fact he was the reason I took the photo in the first place) 

All the small brown ones are young Laughing Gulls.  The large ones are the Herrings.

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35 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

All the small brown ones are young Laughing Gulls.  The large ones are the Herrings.

that makes more sense. thanks so much!

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