Herring Gull (American)

Larus argentatus smithsonianus

ML77295301


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Nick Saunders
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eBird Checklist S40919970
Gardiner Dam
Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 51.2719, -106.8725 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Observed with various binocs and scopes at distances down to 30m both on Lake Diefenbaker, as well as downstream from the Coteau Creek Power Station at Gardiner. All birds in winter plumage: Large, long-winged, deep-bellied gulls. Fairly long and thick bills, with obvious gonydeal angle. Heads were strongly sloping and relatively flat-crowned. Adult birds: White head and neck with extensive dark streaking; yellow bills with red gonydeal spot; pale yellow iris framed by yellow-orange orbital ring; pale gray back and wings; blackish primaries with white tips; white tail and rump; pink legs. Third-Winter birds: At least three individuals. Similar to adult birds, but noted more extensive mottling on head and neck, with dark smudging around eye; bill pinkish-gray with dark band; also observed some brown present in wing coverts, as well as traces of a dark tail band; pink legs. New for the WBL!

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
600 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
640
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
259KB
Dimensions
1200 x 864

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