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    • Möwen & Seeschwalben
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    • Gaviotas y golondrinas marinas
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    • Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Black-billed Gull Chroicocephalus bulleri

Observer

steveattwood

Date

November 22, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The colony at Waimakariri is now well into nesting and a few birds appear to have chicks so I kept my distance. The shot of all the birds in the air occurred when a pair of black-backed gull swooped the colony producing a dramatic display of mass aerial defence.

Photos / Sounds

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What

White-fronted Tern Sterna striata

Observer

steveattwood

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

A colony of nesting white-fronted tern on the Waimakariri River nesting atop a long ridge of piled shingle by single extractors which must now wait until the birds have moved on.

Photos / Sounds

What

southern black-backed gull Larus dominicanus ssp. dominicanus

Observer

steveattwood

Date

November 22, 2014

Description

While checking out a tarapuka (black-billed gull) colony on the Waimakariri I checked out a group of karoro (southern black-backed gull) nests on a very hot day with nearly all of the nests having recently hatched chicks and many eggs showing the early signs of hatching. Normally I would not disturb a colony by getting in so close but this colony of karoro is scheduled for "control" to reduce the number of predators near the black-billed gulls so it seemed a good opportunity to record a phase of this bird's development.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

finatic

Date

November 23, 2014 06:58 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

Observer

finatic

Date

November 23, 2014 07:12 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Observer

finatic

Date

November 23, 2014 07:17 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

finatic

Date

November 23, 2014 07:37 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Gull Larus occidentalis

Observer

cspnl

Date

October 18, 2014 01:57 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

cspnl

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

cspnl

Date

October 18, 2014 02:45 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

more than a dozen gulls

Photos / Sounds

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What

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

Observer

keimwj

Date

November 23, 2011 02:40 PM EST

Description

23 Nov 2011.
Newtown Middle School, Bucks Co, PA.
Adult winter plumage.

Photos / Sounds

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What

california gull Larus californicus

Observer

asemerdj

Date

November 23, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

Gulls or seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the sub-order Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the twenty-first century most gulls were placed in the genus Larus, but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several genera. An older name for gulls is mew, cognate with German "Möwe", Dutch...

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