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Gull ID query (1 Viewer)

K B Srinivas

Well-known member
Hello All,
I saw this Gull at Bolivar Flats Sanctuary in Texas on 4/24/22. There was a Iceland Gull reported here. Can someone please help with the Gull ID here?

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And also is the below one a Franklin's Gull?

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Thanks,
Srinivas.
 
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Ev4dawin

Always finding a way to go off topic...
United Kingdom
I think you are correct in your first ID, but I’m unsure about the second as there are some other gull sp that can look quite similar. Other more experienced people can help as well.
 

lou salomon

the birdonist
agree on Laughing Gull forthe second and I strongly doubt the first is an Iceland Gull (should be Thayer's in that case) since it has replaced some scaps and coverts. might be a strongly bleached American Herring Gull but not really identifiable from this pic.
 

K B Srinivas

Well-known member
Thank you all for helping with the ID. From ebird there were reports of Iceland Gull from the area. Hence thought this could be a Iceland gull.
 

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