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.