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2 hours ago, lonestranger said:


Did we play the same way?

1: No guess but had suspicions.

2: Wild guess to verify suspicions.

3: Wild guess between one of the two residential family members and got lucky.Β 


3 hours ago, PaulK said:

birdie 🦒 #379: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ¨πŸŸ¨πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›



Me too but with a bit of difficulty with these darn Eastern birds

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3 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

It looks good to me, but I'm not familiar with all the subtle differences that distinguish similar looking birds in this family.

Knowing where this bird was photographed would help.Β 

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birdie πŸ¦… #379: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›

I have photographed this bird before.

@IKLland I likewise feel this is a correct identification of a breeding adult. A look through the guide shows a match of many of the field marks: Β»plain head and neck, gray back (rules out most gulls, including notably Western), pink legs, black and white tail features (unlike Glaucous or Glaucous-winged), orange eyering (unlike Iceland's maroon; bill too large too), and no black ring on bill (unlike California).Β« However, lighting can definitely affect features like Β»the shade of its back feathersΒ«, so the location would definitely be useful for this particular photo.

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