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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni

Observer

bbunny

Date

July 5, 2014 03:51 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

Taking a few quick shots from a ferry I assumed these were more Common Gull (Larus canus - Mew Gull), but now looking at the shots I think they are kittiwakes. I was not expecting that species in this plumage this time of year. Anyone think differently?

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

Taking a few quick shots from a ferry I assumed these were more Common Gull (Larus canus - Mew Gull), but now looking at the shots I think they are kittiwakes. I was not expecting that species in this plumage this time of year. Anyone think differently?

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

with Grey Seals in background. 2nd shot shows an enlargement of the gull. It was about 100 meters away so cruddy shots.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

dave-barry

Date

September 1, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

probably a 3rd winter plumaged bird

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Herring Gull Larus argentatus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

with a Great Black-backed Gull

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

several hundred yards away. The 2nd image shows the scene. These stacks of rocks are prime nesting areas for Atlantic Puffins in the summer, but all the puffins are gone by August. The GBBG was on top of the flat rock stack in the center.

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus

Observer

greglasley

Date

September 2, 2014

Description

2nd and 3rd images show the GBBG with a Herring Gull

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

elegant tern Thalasseus elegans

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

September 1, 2014 11:42 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Curious pinkish feet and bill on one bird in the photo.

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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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