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Gulls in Portland, OR, USA (1 Viewer)


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Hey y'all,

Would appreciate some help with these last birds from my trip to USA. They're all gulls spotted in Portland, OR, by the banks of the Willamette River. I have my guesses, but would love some confirmation, since gulls are so tricky to ID.

1 - Mantle color seems good for Glaucous-winged, but primaries are too dark. I'm thinking Glaucous-winged x Western?

2 - Foreground. Glaucous-winged?

3 - I'm thinking California Gull, but shouldn't the legs be yellow?

4 - Terrible pic, sorry. But seems good for pure Glaucous-winged to me. Am I right?

5 - 1st year Glaucous-winged? (And poor bird, with the broken mandible :()

Thanks in advance!


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lou salomon

the birdonist
1. yes, 'olympic'.
2. looks like one but would have liked to see wingtips better.
3. legs in california can be very dull, even gray.
4. yes.
5. looks pure to me.

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