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Tis' the Season: Gulls Part 2 - The Big Picture

posted by Tim Avery at
on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 

Okay, so let's have some fun. Below are 12 pictures of gulls--all of which have been seen in Utah (that is not to say there are 12 species below--you be the judge about what they are). Some might be the same, some might be hybrids, and who knows maybe every one is different.

Go ahead and take a look and if you feel like it, then leave a comment trying to identify the lot of them if you want. Tomorrow I will post a follow up talking about each bird--what they are





Winter Gulls of Utah. Copyright Tim Avery

And that's it! Good Luck, lets see what everyone thinks then check back tomorrow for an updated and explanation.

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4 Comments:
Anonymous John W. said...

yikes, I guess I will be the first to wager on what these might be. Starting on the top row left to right:

Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
???
Mew Gull
Hybrid of some type?
Glaucous Gull
Herring Gull again?
California Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull again?
???

So how'd I do?

December 16, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

hmmm...I like gulling, but am no expert...I'll guess:
Western
Lesser Black-backed
iceland/kumliens
mew
??? (maybe thayers?)
glaucous
herring
ring-billed?
ring-billed
california
glaucous-winged
3rd year...herring?

December 16, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1) Western Gull
#2) Lesser Black-backed Gull (x2)
#3) Glaucous Gull
#4) Mew Gull
#5) Glaucous-winged Gull
#6) Glaucous Gull
#7) Thayer's Gull
#8) Mew Gull
#9) Ring-billed Gull
#10) California Gull
#11) Glaucous Winged x Western
#12) Western

December 17, 2010 at 12:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous is changing #7 to Herring Gull.

December 17, 2010 at 12:58 AM  

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