philly-state-of-mind: Western GullAvalon, Santa Catalina…


Western Gull
Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA
June 14, 2013
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Interesting how the lighting makes the mantle (the dark grey feathers on the back and the top of the wings) look lighter than you’d expect for a Western. But the rest of the characteristics are there: droopy “skirt”, heavy beak with pronounced gonydeal swelling, pink legs…

Gulls are hard, but fun.

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