Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aug 16-18--Black-headed Gull (Sechelt)

Penny does it again! After finding a juv FRANKLIN'S GULL near Sechelt a short while ago, she photographed this adult BLACK-HEADED GULL at Porpoise Bay on August 16th!
Photo: Penny Hall
If you have any alternative ideas on the identification, please comment. Features that seems to suggest BH Gull include, narrow blackish primary tips, thin red bill, light grey mantle, head shape.

1 comment:

  1. I think the ID is correct. Here's a similar pose in a photo I took in Paris in 2009.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/102602707526738551453/20091231BirdsOf2009Part3France?authkey=Gv1sRgCJKtptun0a2sUw#5426847440693011426

    Lou Davidson
    Delta BC

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