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Immature Black Backed Gull?

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33 minutes ago, meghann said:

I am not strong with gulls, but I think it's a Herring, actually.

I stink with gulls too...  but after looking at Sibley's, if I had to pick from the two, I'd agree on Herring.

The pictures in Sibley's show any greater black-backed with a bill color like that would have a LOT more white on the head at this point. In fact, if this is a recent photo, I think all winter greater black-backed would have more white on their heads...
That's just me comparing what I see in Sibley's but again, I'm really not good with gulls.

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I agree, and another shot I got of an adult Black Backed and comparing the two, this one is a bit smaller as well, so I'll go with Herring.

 

Thanks!

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