We can ID these gulls as Glaucous-winged Gulls as follows:
- White head and underparts.
- Pale gray mantle. This differentiates the Glaucous-winged Gull from the Herring Gull and Western Gull, both of which have darker gray mantles.
- Pale gray wingtips, similar in color to the mantle.. This also differentiates the Glaucous-winged Gull from the Herring Gull and most other gulls which have dark wing tips.
- Yellow bill with a red spot ( chicks peck at this spot to simulate regurgitive feeding) near the end of the bill.
- Pink legs.
The Glaucous-winged Gull is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 1,018.
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