Saturday, January 17, 2009

Herrmann's Gulls, Easy-Peasy

I love Heermann’s Gulls. Why? Because they are the easiest gull I know, even the juveniles are easy. These are West Coast Gulls found up and down the Pacific Coast. Here is a little photo study of a rather beautiful gull.




This is the December through August breeding plumage. Definately the cock-of-the-rock.

Adult, non-breeding, August through February.

Here is the rookie winter plumage.

These were all shot in Monterey, California during our recent visit.

6 comments:

Eve said...

That is a very handsome gull Steve.

Richard said...

Absolutely great pictures.

A New England Life said...

Isn't that something how they can be so different at different times of the year. Don't you wish you were still in California, Steve? lol!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Yep, I love the gulls. A bird I will never see here in the mountains! I need to travel about 4 hours to the next largest body of water to finally get to see some lake gulls... it's a treat to see them here!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These seem easy enough to identify Steve and is a lovely looking gull in all its various stages.

Kerri said...

Oh, what a beauty!

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