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    Glaucous-winged or Thayer's Gull, Reno NV USA

    I'm beginning to think I should just post the photos with "Laurus" on ebird so that others can consider what it is. However, for now I will keep checking back with birdforum. Gulls are complicated enough but adding hybrids to the mix makes it even more so. Bottom line is if I state what...
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    Glaucous-winged or Thayer's Gull, Reno NV USA

    This interchange is fascinating and helps explain my confusion. I will continue to watch this post in case anyone else would like to chime in. Lou Salomon is correct, some in the local birding community are calling it a "Giant Thayer's". Kathy
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    Glaucous-winged or Thayer's Gull, Reno NV USA

    Yesterday (Jan, 21, 2021) I went to a small lake near Reno Nevada called Sparks Marina. Off and on a Juvenile Glaucous-winged Gull has been reported there. During this same time period a Juvenile Thayer's Gull has also been reported. There appears to be disagreement in the local birding...