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Corey

Couple gulls in Nevada

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I think it looks okay for Herring but I'm not sure. Something looks a little off but I can't place it. Agreed with Ringer and Cali in the last pic.

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Several things seem good for Herring - bright pink legs; pink base to bill, black tip, but no sharp delieation; overall washed out grayish brown plumage with black wingtips, a relatively unpatterned dark patch on the greater coverts above the leg, scapulars beginning to molt, becoming pale. The bill seems rather slender for Herring, but the combination of other features pretty much seems to rule anything else out (seems like legs too bright pink, bill too messy for California Gull, etc...).

I would probably call this Herring but I'm not confident in that.

Did you get a feel for shape/size relative to Ring-bills and Californias that were around? If it seemed much bigger and bulkier than Ring-bills and a bit bigger than the California then I would be pretty comfortable calling it Herring.

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