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Old Monday 29th March 2004, 01:31   #1
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common Gull

People like this shot and it only cost me an order of french fries and an hour to get this shot. A lot of people like it for some reason or another

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Old Monday 29th March 2004, 05:25   #2
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Hello and welcome.

Are these Glaucous-winged Gulls?
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Old Monday 29th March 2004, 10:48   #3
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Welcome to Birdforum, Gremlin.

Jane, I'd be interested to know the answer to that too! I once asked here about the extent of natural variation in the wing-tip colour of pure Glaucous-winged Gulls versus the various hybrids and (not altogether surprisingly) never got an answer!

For an unquesionably pure Glaucous-winged see the lovely boy below, who was eyeing me eating a pizza (pity about the reflection).

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Old Monday 29th March 2004, 10:52   #4
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Hi Gremlin and welcome to Bird Forum from all the Moderators and Admin. Staff.
I daren't comment on the identity of your gulls, as I'm invariably wrong with this group.

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Old Monday 29th March 2004, 12:50   #5
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They look like Glaucous-winged to me (Larus glaucescens),but I'm no gull expert.
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Old Monday 29th March 2004, 14:02   #6
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It's the main subject I'm not so sure about. All the others look good Glaucous-winged to me (as far as I can tell).

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Old Monday 29th March 2004, 17:38   #7
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Jane asked: Are these Glaucous-winged Gulls?
Yes, they are I took that photo in Seattle, Washington at Ivar’s Pier 54. Ivars is a common Seattle landmark tourist trap where the tourist feed gulls French fries. (Oh Yum)

Glaucous winged gulls are the most common in the Pacific Northwest region, in fact I don’t know of one place in Seattle, Washington where you will not see a Glaucous winged gull, generally called a “seagull” or “flying rat” in Seattle.

Glaucous winged gulls are not liked by convertible car owners, everywhere.
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Glaucous winged gulls are the most common in the Pacific Northwest region, in fact I don’t know of one place in Seattle, Washington where you will not see a Glaucous winged gull, generally called a “seagull” or “flying rat” in Seattle.
Guess where I took my photo!

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Lovely shot,Gremlin and welcome to BF.No Gulls of any description are welcomed by car owners.I live by the sea,our cars are "hit " every day,also washing which is hung out to dry,but I love them.I like their snowy white plumage,and their raucous cries.It would be a very dull,and very quiet world without them.
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