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Recent observations

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What

Common Gull Larus canus

Observer

allanfinlayson

Date

January 24, 2015

Description

see photo

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

January 23, 2015 04:20 PM PST

Description

Foraging on Herring eggs in intertidal.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

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temminicki

Date

January 24, 2015 03:33 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

temminicki

Date

January 24, 2015 03:33 AM PST

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

temminicki

Date

January 24, 2015 03:33 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 22, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 21, 2015 04:07 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

January 21, 2015 04:14 PM PST

Description

Odd markings on head stumped me.

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

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dpom

Date

August 20, 2012 02:30 PM PDT

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

dpom

Date

January 14, 2015 01:55 PM PST

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What

mew gull Larus canus

Observer

bbunny

Date

January 2, 2015 05:21 PM PST

Description

with Ring-billed Gulls

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What

Mew Gull Larus canus

Observer

jaykeller

Date

June 23, 2013 08:44 AM PDT

Description

Very rare in summer for San Diego County.

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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.