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Recent observations

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

jds0760

Date

April 25, 2015 10:39 AM PDT

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Mew Gull Larus canus

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mzhao

Date

April 14, 2015

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Mew Gull Larus canus

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matthewttyler

Date

April 13, 2015 01:55 PM MDT

Description

False Bay cold and rainy black wingtips

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Mew Gull Larus canus

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sitkaconnor

Date

April 4, 2015

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Common Gull Larus canus

Observer

sara4

Date

April 3, 2015

Place

exmouth (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

moody_nicholas

Date

March 19, 2015

Description

The sea gull had more white than grey and black. Stood there for a minute then flew away.

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No photos or sounds

What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

carlwojesc

Date

April 4, 2015

Description

I noticed bird tracks near water, specifically the Central Park reservoir in Manhattan. They appeared to be from a sea gull, as they were fairly large and I noticed many sea gulls in the vicinity. They were leading to the water and the area around it. The Central Park reservoir does freeze, but if it did during this winter it was only for a short period of time. Temperatures in this area fluctuate during winter due to the coastal location. It is possible it was frozen for some time earlier in the winter. This animal likely consumes more water in the winter as there are fewer water sources available and lower intense energy usage means less water is required.

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No photos or sounds

What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

miwasatoshi

Date

December 23, 2007

Description

vagrant

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

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jmaughn

Date

March 15, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Mew gull Larus canus

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paul_norwood

Date

March 14, 2015 04:04 PM AKDT

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No photos or sounds

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Mew Gull Larus canus

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mbzlat

Date

March 7, 2015 12:29 PM PST

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Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

raulagrait

Date

March 1, 2015 03:23 PM PST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Common Gull (European and Asian subspecies; see below) or Mew Gull (North American subspecies) Larus canus is a medium-sized gull which breeds in northern Asia, northern Europe and northwestern North America. It migrates further south in winter. Its name does not indicate that it is an abundant species, but that during the winter it feeds on common land, short pasture used for grazing.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.