Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Glaucous-Winged Gull - Oregon

As indicated in my prior post, we drove up the Oregon coast in January 2016. We found numerous glaucous-winged gulls on the beautiful shores of Cannon Beach. 

The glaucous-winged gull has a white head and body with a light gray wings and back. The end of its wings are white-tipped which shows up as a large band of white on folded wings. It has pink legs and a yellow bill with a red spot on the lower mandible. The head of breeding adults is all-white and non-breeding adults have tan smudging on the head and neck. 

1 comment:

  1. I'd like a post where you line up the different kinds of gulls side-by-side so I can see the differences. They all look the same to me.