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This bird was gray, white, and light brown in color. It appears to have a stout black bill, and white arcs around the eyes.
I spotted this bird sitting on the sand along the shoreline.
I would really like some help with an i.d. I did quite a bit of research but to no avail. I had no idea there was such variation in the plumage of shorebirds between juveniles, adults, and breeding adults. I was thinking that this is possibly a Laughing gull or perhaps a Franklin's gull. Then again maybe it is not a gull at all...lol.