Iceland Gull

Larus glaucoides

ML71572221


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Carolyn Wilcox
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eBird Checklist S39781107
Dungeness NWR
Clallam, Washington, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 48.1629, -123.165 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

We did not observe the gull in flight. Will look for the dark marks on the primaries next time around.

Observation details

Now that Thayer's has been lumped with Iceland and triggers an alert, I wanted to make sure we are identifying and I have photographed this gull correctly. With identification, we focused on the small bill on a large pink-legged gull. The legs are comparatively short. The mantle is not as light as a Glaucous Gull and not as dark as Western Gull. The wing tips have more white than black. Does not have "mean eye" look like the Herring. Body lower and flatter than Herring. Legs pink but did not stand out as darker than other surrounding large pink-legged gulls.

Technical Information

Model
DMC-FZ200
f-stop
f/2.8
Focal length
108 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
2,516KB
Dimensions
2117 x 1490

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