Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sea Gulls

“There is no such a thing as a Sea Gull”, I always tell my students when I’m leading bird walks in the winter along the Lower Colorado River in Arizona, “there are however many other different kinds of Gulls”. Two completely different looking gulls are shown here in this photo I took Thursday at the coast on Winchester Bay. The larger one in the background is our very common Western Gull, the smaller darker one in the foreground is a Heerman’sGull. The next time you go to the beach, don’t assume you are just looking at sea gulls, take a closer look and note some differences, and you may be surprised at what you find.   

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