Friday, October 21, 2016

Glaucous-winged Gull

In my last post, I wrote about the hybrid swarm of Western x Glaucous-winged gulls in Puget Sound. Seeing pure parental types of birds is not impossible, especially in the fall when young birds of either species may wander into the area. In the northern Capitol Lake in Olympia, I believe we had several immature Glaucous-winged Gulls. These birds are told from the other gulls in the area by their relatively pale wing tips. The dark tail band probably indicates that this bird is approaching its second winter.

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