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Gulls near Boise, Idaho

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Hello! I keep seeing gulls flying about my house near Boise, Idaho and I'd like to add them to my yard list but I don't know my gulls... these aren't the best photos but can anyone definitively tell what kind of gulls these are? Thanks for your help!

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Giss says Ring-billed to me. I believe Californias have a distinct hood this time of year, and the black on the wings seems too little for California.

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I agree with Ring-billed. The bottom bird in the second photo shows a large white mirror (spot) on P10 (the outermost primary), and no discernable window on P9. This is good for Ringer. Adult Cali Gulls have a decent sized mirror on P9.

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The top bird in the 2nd photo appears to be a 2nd cycle bird, with almost no white in the wing, and size compared to the bird below it make it a Ringer also. 

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