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Gull in Portland, Oregon

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Old Sunday 22nd March 2009, 20:36   #1
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Gull in Portland, Oregon

I photographed this gull in downtown Portland while looking for a slaty-backed gull which is supposed to be wintering here. Using the opportunity to learn my gulls...Thanks!
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Old Sunday 22nd March 2009, 20:39   #2
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Old Monday 23rd March 2009, 04:10   #3
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Not sure of the first gull. Not enough showing to make a good guess of a faded west coast gull. It could be anything.

The second one is a late second winter (1st spring) or 3rd winter Glaucous-Winged Gull. The primaries are pale and do not contrast too much with the rest of the plumage which itself is rather low in contrast, a characteristic of this species.
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