Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mew Gull

The Mew Gull (Scientific Name - Larus canus) is a small gull common along the Pacific Coast of North America. In Europe these gulls are known as Common Gulls.  They have a mostly grey back, an unmarked yellow bill, a white head and underparts, black wingtips with white spots and yellow legs.  First year birds have a greyish brown head and second year birds still display some greyish brown on the head.  Photos are of what I believe to be a second year bird and taken August 2015 at Guemes Island, Washington. 

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