Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Western Gull

This is another “old friend” from the West Coast. The Western Gull is found from Vancouver BC down the coast through California. Just like our Great Black-backed and Herring gulls, there are a handful of juvenile and adolescent plumages to look for. The Western Gull has two populations. The southern population has a darker back than the northern. Where do the populations split? Monterey, right where I shot this one. Tune in tomorrow for some age variations.©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

5 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Oh, Steve. You take the most amazing photographs of birds. Such detail! This is a stunner. Thanks!

texwisgirl said...

I love that top one. He's at rest and just daring you to disturb him a little. :)

Mike B. said...

Great shots! I just posted about gulls myself and how hard they are to identify, especially when you start looking at the immatures. I look forward to seeing your other photos.

Robin said...

Steve, wonderful shots! They are so handsome, aren't they!

bunnits said...

Beautiful.

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