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Glaucous-winged Gull

Least Tern

Western Gull

Black Tern

Bonaparte's Gull

California Gull

Caspian Tern

Royal Tern

Sabine's Gull

Elegant Tern

Little Gull

Forster's Tern

Herring Gull

Glaucous Gull

Mew Gull

Heermann's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

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53 minutes ago, BirdNrd said:

Glaucous-winged Gull

Least Tern

Western Gull

Black Tern

Bonaparte's Gull

California Gull

Caspian Tern

Royal Tern

Sabine's Gull

Elegant Tern

Little Gull

Forster's Tern

Herring Gull

Glaucous Gull

Mew Gull

Heermann's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

246787211.jpg

250331111.jpg

252182211.jpg

257836501.jpg

263229631.jpg

266049381.jpg

266058471.jpg

266059151.jpg

268233321.jpg

276195851.jpg

277863531.jpg

281149521.jpg

286371271.jpg

295030661.jpg

295030721.jpg

302506331.jpg

305653531.jpg

that's a lot of birds, and great pics!

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Nature is not always kind especially during breeding season. Huguenot Memorial Park near where I live in NE Florida has a breeding colony of gulls, terns, skimmers, American Oyster Catchers and Brown Pelicans. Starting about now the gulls start to accumulate...I could overwhelm this thread with gull photos from here and even from the same day but these two birds stood out that day. Take a look and you will see why. I have no idea what happened to these 2 gulls. If any one has any thought on this please share. The first gull I believe is a Laughing Gull the 2nd a Herring Gull. Both photos were taken the same day 6-23-20 well into nesting season with most of the babies hatched but still dependent on the parents. I was just at this park a few days ago and already over 2000 Laughing Gull were present (ebird yelled at me when I reported more than 1000 but there were most definitely closer to 2000). Other species of Gulls were also present but in nowhere near the numbers as Laughing.

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18 hours ago, Clip said:

Nature is not always kind especially during breeding season. Huguenot Memorial Park near where I live in NE Florida has a breeding colony of gulls, terns, skimmers, American Oyster Catchers and Brown Pelicans. Starting about now the gulls start to accumulate...I could overwhelm this thread with gull photos from here and even from the same day but these two birds stood out that day. Take a look and you will see why. I have no idea what happened to these 2 gulls. If any one has any thought on this please share. The first gull I believe is a Laughing Gull the 2nd a Herring Gull. Both photos were taken the same day 6-23-20 well into nesting season with most of the babies hatched but still dependent on the parents. I was just at this park a few days ago and already over 2000 Laughing Gull were present (ebird yelled at me when I reported more than 1000 but there were most definitely closer to 2000). Other species of Gulls were also present but in nowhere near the numbers as Laughing.

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First one looks like it has blood around the neck, predator attack maybe? The second, I've actually seen quite a few gulls, Cormorants, shorebirds, etc. missing legs or parts of legs. I always thought possibly they had been attacked by fish while sitting on the water? I also saw a Ruddy Turnstone once that had fishing gear wrapped around it's leg & the lower part of the leg had turned black & seemed ready to fall off 😞.

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