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Common Name:Gull, Western
Scientific Name:Larus occidentalis
Area:Winchester Bay, Oregon
Date:April 12, 2013

Look for the red spot on the bill, pink legs, and black with white wing tips, for three quick clues on the adult Western Gull as shown in the upper photo. Photo number 2 shows a first winter bird, and photo number 3 shows a second winter bird. All three photos were taken at the same location and day.

Reference:The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Pacific Coast by McConnaughey & McConnaughey / Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America