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I went to Cape May today, and have a lot of birds I'm trying to process. I'm not sure of what I have here.. Is this s tundra swan, herring gull (it was really a large gull), and I'm not sure what type of gull the last one is... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

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The second photo is indeed a Herring Gull. In addition to the large size which you note, the pale golden iris is visible if you zoom in a bit - iris color can be helpful when IDing gulls.

The last photo is Black-backed Gulls. Not sure if they’re Lesser or Great - it’s been a while since I birded on the east coast!

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19 hours ago, AlexHenry said:

The second photo is indeed a Herring Gull. In addition to the large size which you note, the pale golden iris is visible if you zoom in a bit - iris color can be helpful when IDing gulls.

The last photo is Black-backed Gulls. Not sure if they’re Lesser or Great - it’s been a while since I birded on the east coast!

Agreed

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