Monday, December 2, 2019

Mew Gull

Mew Gulls—the first on 9 November 2019, at Capitol Lake in Olympia, the second on 22 November, at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge just east of Olympia. The first bird is a second-year bird and the others are probably adult birds. Mew gulls all have smaller, narrower bills and rounder, less oblong heads than the superficially similar Ring-billed Gull. In the group photo, note the proportions of the third bird back, which is a Ring-billed Gull. Both species are common in our region.

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