I'll start off by calling this a one-year old Ring-billed Gull but it seems to have a proportionally longer bill than I am used to seeing on this species. As you can see in the 2nd image, it is just slightly larger than the adjacent Heermann's Gulls, thus too small a bird for a Herring Gull, but it just seemed odd. Any other thoughts? It may be a young California Gull but the mantle seems too pale but perhaps that is the effect of the lighting; it was bright overhead sun. The more I look at this bird the more I lean toward Cal. Gull. Some of you west coast folks help me out.
eBird - Stationary Count for 12 minutes. Observer traveled 0 km. Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.3
eBird - Traveling Count for 80 minutes. Observer traveled 4.828 km. GGNRA BIOBLITZ
Blue legs???? on most of the gulls.
This gull was seen on a low lying bar in the vicinity of several other aquatic bird species.
San Diego County, California, US
Additional note from MuirBeach
Juvenile California gull
Walking on the beach