Gull quiz

Happy New Year! What better way to start the year than with a celebration of first cycle gulls? If you have been avoiding learning gulls, then make this the year you start. (It’s really not that tough. Imagine trying to get a warbler to stand this still while you study the finer details. ) All three species pictured below were photographed in Oregon in autumn. None of them are weird hybrids or odd in other ways, unless you catch something I missed. Enjoy.

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#1

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#2

herring.jpg
#3

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2 Responses to Gull quiz

  1. Michele says:

    Well, evidentally I am not the only one who finds this daunting. I gave it a really good try and got my field guides out and still couldn’t tell. I need some educatin’!

  2. Hey John,
    Yes, I have avoided gulls, especially juveniles. But I had to give it a shot. Here’s what I think.
    1. Glaucous-winged Gull
    2. California Gull
    3. Herring Gull
    Gosh, I feel so lame even trying….what IS it about gulls?!?!

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