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Herring Gull 1 Charlotte 03:03:22 Digiscoping Photo

Herring Gull Breeding

American herring gull, Larus smithsonianus. This is a decent identification photo of a breeding plumage adult that was photographed at Ontario Beach Park on March 22, 2003. It shows all the major field marks: the large yellow bill with a reddish spot, white head and breast, gray mantle, black wing tips with white spots, and pink legs. Digiscoping photo.